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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17.07.2012 - 02:52
JohnDoe
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I am speechless at this sad news; listening to Deep Purple - Anthem from 1968 right now.
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17.07.2012 - 03:16
Winterthrone
Hail John Lord! May your memory never die!
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17.07.2012 - 03:39
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Rest In Peace, my God keyboard player...
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17.07.2012 - 03:47
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Another legend gone. But his legacy will remain forever. RIP.
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17.07.2012 - 03:54
Cüca Beludö
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He left a wonderful legacy behind, his music. RIP
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17.07.2012 - 03:56
Fredd
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He lives in the music he's created.
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17.07.2012 - 04:00
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
RIP :'(
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forever bummed out
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17.07.2012 - 07:47
Big-Al
RIP
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I drink moosepiss
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17.07.2012 - 07:53
Nefarious
Doom Knight
RIP Jon & thanks for the brilliant music.
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17.07.2012 - 08:17
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
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17.07.2012 - 09:39
PPRockMusic
.....wha... what?!

R.I.P man.
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17.07.2012 - 12:12
HellriderRising
RIP
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17.07.2012 - 15:08
Cuñat
RIP . He's a legend, he will never truly die.
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17.07.2012 - 18:18
Barbar
Farewell Mr.Jon Lord...:(
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17.07.2012 - 19:09
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
RIP Jon Lord, and may your suffering be over. You will always be remembered through the music. It saddens me so, when people suffer from cancer.
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17.07.2012 - 20:18
GoldenGod2112
RIP. One of the greatest keyboardists of all time.
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17.07.2012 - 21:43
Azarath
Very tragic news. Jon Lord's Hammond growl was integral to Deep Purple's music, and the interplay between Lord and Blackmore gave the band its signature sound.

Here's a clip of Purple in full flight, with an extended solo spot for Lord that finds him molesting his instruments.

Rest in Peace Jon.

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18.07.2012 - 01:32
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Oh Lord, Rest In Peace....
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18.07.2012 - 04:21
Fredd
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Deep Purple - Founding Member Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord Passes Away Aged 71
[Thanks to Marcel Hubregtse]


You killed the man, Marcel?
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18.07.2012 - 06:28
mikeprado30
One more to the eternal glory...

Now he will be doing amazing music together with Richard Wright and learning eternally from Beethoven...
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19.07.2012 - 19:17
Mad Arab666
R.i.P very inspirational keyboard player.
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19.07.2012 - 22:21
JohnDoe
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Written by Guest on 18.07.2012 at 04:21

Deep Purple - Founding Member Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord Passes Away Aged 71
[Thanks to Marcel Hubregtse]


You killed the man, Marcel?


definitely the wrong thread to make such a joke.
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19.07.2012 - 22:30
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 19.07.2012 at 22:21

Written by Guest on 18.07.2012 at 04:21

Deep Purple - Founding Member Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord Passes Away Aged 71
[Thanks to Marcel Hubregtse]


You killed the man, Marcel?


definitely the wrong thread to make such a joke.



I was actually thinking the exact same thing when IU read it

And imo such a joke should be possible.
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19.07.2012 - 22:33
JohnDoe
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2012 at 22:30

Written by Guest on 19.07.2012 at 22:21

Written by Guest on 18.07.2012 at 04:21

Deep Purple - Founding Member Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord Passes Away Aged 71
[Thanks to Marcel Hubregtse]


You killed the man, Marcel?


definitely the wrong thread to make such a joke.



I was actually thinking the exact same thing when IU read it

And imo such a joke should be possible.


I guess I respect and love Jon Lord and Deep purple too much to think such a joke is OK (on this thread).
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19.07.2012 - 22:35
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 19.07.2012 at 22:33


I guess I respect and love Jon Lord and Deep purple too much to think such a joke is OK (on this thread).


I respect and love the work of Jon Lord and Deep Purple immensely and I really don't see a problem with such a little joke. But then again imo it is alright to make non-harsh jokes about death. Hell, when my mum died last year I found it okay to make some jokes about it, as did my dad and most of my relatives.

Because detah is part of life and nothing sacred, there is no such thing as sacred when it comes to life and death.
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19.07.2012 - 22:40
Marcel Hubregtse
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Joking about death is a way to deal with grief.
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19.07.2012 - 22:43
JohnDoe
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2012 at 22:40

Joking about death is a way to deal with grief.


I agree, but that joke just seemed inappropriate, wrong joke at the wrong place and time, that's all. My opinion...
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19.07.2012 - 22:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
The joke was hella tame tbh. If the dude had been murdered it would have been considered a "too soon" joke but nah...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.07.2012 - 05:13
Fredd
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OK. I apologize if my non-joke offended or seemed inappropriate to anybody.
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20.07.2012 - 11:06
Cynic Metalhead
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Written by Guest on 19.07.2012 at 22:43

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.07.2012 at 22:40

Joking about death is a way to deal with grief.


I agree, but that joke just seemed inappropriate, wrong joke at the wrong place and time, that's all. My opinion...


Okay, you are now fucking overreacting. Looking like a complete douche who thinks that you're the only fan of Jon. And tbh that was a great joke. Boo-hoo!
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