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Jon Lord
Original name: Jonathan Douglas Lord
Birth: Jun. 9, 1941
Leicestershire, England
Death: Jul. 16, 2012
Greater London, England

Musician, Songwriter. Lord studied classical piano from the age of five and became a fan of piano rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis as well as jazz organists like Jimmy Smith. After moving to London in 1959 to pursue acting, he played in various jazz, blues and pop groups throughout the 1960s, recording occasionally. He contributed keyboards to the Kinks 1964 hit "You Really Got Me". In 1968, Deep Purple was formed and in the early 70s the group released a string of hit albums, including "Deep Purple in Rock", "Machine Head" and "Made in Japan". The albums featured the hits, "Smoke on the Water", "Hush", "Woman From Tokyo", "Highway Star" and "Child in Time", all which Lord co-wrote. He remained in the group despite numerous personnel changes until it finally disbanded in 1976. He then formed Paice, Ashton and Lord, a short-lived group with Deep Purple's drummer and singer, and joined an early version of the band Whitesnake. Deep Purple reunited in 1984, where Lord stayed until 2002. The following year he, along with the Hoochie Coochie Men, recorded an album of standards in Sydney, Australia, entitled "Live in the Basement". Lord, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011, died after suffering a pulmonary embolism. (bio by: Ruggero) 
Hambleden (St. Mary) New Churchyard
Wycombe District
Buckinghamshire, England
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Originally Created by: Ruggero
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
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Mr. Lord, all my life I have been a lover of organ music. The first Deep Purple album I ever listened to was The Book of Taliesyn (on an 8-Track tape) and it is still my favorite. Perfect from start to finish! I particularly enjoy the song "Anthem". Thank...(Read more)
 Added: Nov. 19, 2015
In memory
- Kerstin
 Added: Oct. 1, 2015
I was fortunate to see you perform live with Deep Purple, and once, when you were in Whitesnake. You had the most MASSIVE Hammond organ sound I'd ever heard.
- Sturm & Drang
 Added: Sep. 2, 2015
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