Lord was best known for his orchestral keyboard work Concerto for Group & Orchestra, which was first performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969.
I’ve long admired Deep Purple’s huge symphonic sounds, that fused together hard rock and classic (almost baroque) musical forms, largely in part to Lord’s keyboard sound, mainly from his Hammond organ.
Jon Lord 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 Deep Purple in 2002.
Video: Deep Purple – Jon Lord Solo + When A Blind Man Cries, Moscow, 1996.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock