Deep Purple - Founding Member Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord Passes Away Aged 71


Sadly, we have to announce the passing of Jon Lord, former keyboard player of Deep Purple, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th of July, at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord co-wrote many of the band's legendary songs including "Smoke On The Water" and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career, including Whitesnake, but he retired from Deep Purple in 2002. Lord was also a celebrated composer. Since retiring from Deep Purple, Lord released two classical albums: Durham Concerto (2008) and To Notice Such Things (2010).

[Thanks to Marcel Hubregtse]


Source: jonlord.org
Band profile: Deep Purple
 
Posted: 16.07.2012 by BloodTears


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16.07.2012 - 21:26
Reza
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R.I.P.
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16.07.2012 - 21:30
Red_Travis
R.I.P.
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16.07.2012 - 21:45
Cüca Beludö
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Man, what sad news.
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16.07.2012 - 21:55
Lit.
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R.I.P. You godlike keyboard player.
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16.07.2012 - 21:55
BrightNight
Another legend has passed
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16.07.2012 - 22:03
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
RIP Sir.
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16.07.2012 - 22:04
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Sadly we are now entering a time when we will lose more of our most cherished and loved musiciands at a faster rate.

RIP Jon lord, the keyboard wizard, your timeless music with Purple will live on forever. \m/
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16.07.2012 - 22:14
J. N.
Written by Angelic Storm on 16.07.2012 at 22:04
Sadly we are now entering a time when we will lose more of our most cherished and loved musiciands at a faster rate.

2010 and onwards sucks so far.
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16.07.2012 - 22:16
Tranquillizer
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Deep Purple was the first rock band I ever heard when my uncle played Fireball to me when I was about 6.
For that I will always remember him.
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16.07.2012 - 22:18
BynersA7X
Sad :/
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16.07.2012 - 22:18
Michaelgpc
Jon Lord....a real legend....RIP
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16.07.2012 - 22:28
Rojin
R.I.P.
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16.07.2012 - 22:43
Dark Seraphim
R.I.P. Another legend passes
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16.07.2012 - 22:50
Mattybu
Rest in peace Jon.
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16.07.2012 - 23:04
PocketMetal
R.I.P

I don't know him well but lots of respect .
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16.07.2012 - 23:11
serega25
:(
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16.07.2012 - 23:33
Unna Med
First Dio, now Lord...Goddamn, 2010s are going to be a real shitbunch of years
At least, now he rests in peace. God, I hope he does!
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16.07.2012 - 23:42
Baz Anderson
Very sad, but time just doesn't stop...
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16.07.2012 - 23:44
The Shape 1973
Metal has been around over 40 years. The pioneers are all approaching 70+. It shows that metal has staying power and will live on with their legacy.

Purple were in that first batch of breakthrough bands and their influence is there for all to see. Good night Jon.
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16.07.2012 - 23:56
Ottir
This man was part of our history. Jon gave us great music, we shall never forgot his talent. Time never stands still. In a moment like this only thought I have is to take from life as much as you can. Dont wait, there is always your time.
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17.07.2012 - 00:05
exomorphyx89
R.I.P. keyboard "Lord"!!
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17.07.2012 - 00:10
Ocean Sage
This is very sad. I hope he rests in peace and I thank him for his work. We will miss you.
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17.07.2012 - 00:27
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This is sad news indeed. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. I think Jon Lord was a pioneer with his incorporating of keyboards into hard rock music. I'll listen to some Deep Purple today and remember how good he was. He certainly entertained a lot of people with his wild keyboard playing.
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17.07.2012 - 00:36
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I'm sad about this, but I guess that we should get used to it. Dio and him had been having health problems for quite a while, fortunately Iommi appears to have been spared for now.
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17.07.2012 - 00:43
AngelofDeth
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Written by Valentin B on 17.07.2012 at 00:36

I'm sad about this, but I guess that we should get used to it. Dio and him had been having health problems for quite a while, fortunately Iommi appears to have been spared for now.

Yes i think we should get used to this, all these legends of the past/present are getting very old and will continue to die off one by one over the next couple decades, and eventually none will be left from the early years of metal, We need to fully enjoy these musicians while we can. RIP John
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17.07.2012 - 00:44
gav1230
The gods are dying out
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17.07.2012 - 00:44
Promonex
Cathemeral
The hammond intro of "Perfect Strangers" has always sent chills down my spine. It will do so even more from now on. Rest in peace, Jon, and thank you for leaving us that legacy of yours.
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17.07.2012 - 00:45
gav1230
The gods are dying out
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17.07.2012 - 01:15
Tornado Of Souls
R.I.P Jon, he was a vital part of so many brilliant albums.
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17.07.2012 - 01:22
renai
R.i.P they slowly form supergroup over there...
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