I'm sure Johnny English (at least) and many of you were fans, but I remember a Clarens (late night) discussion with Dogbite on the topic. So I was thinking about Dogbite (the absent one - who prefers his fish overdone) 2 days ago when the news broke. I copied this from Wikipedia:
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods and The Flower Pot Men.
In 1968 Lord founded Deep Purple, where he was virtually the leader of the band until 1970. Lord is credited with writing the organ riff for the band's popular 1970 song "Child in Time". He and drummer Ian Paice were the only constant band members during the band's existence from 1968 to 1976 and from when they reformed in 1984 until Lord's retirement from the band in 2002. On 11 November 2010, Lord was made an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College, Edinburgh. On 15 July 2011 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by his home city's University of Leicester. Lord died on 16 July 2012 after a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Deep Purple also featured in my younger days - stonkingly good music.
Originally Posted by JVZ
RIP Jon Lord
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