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Jon Lord

  • Original Name Jonathan Douglas
  • Birth 9 Jun 1941 Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England
  • Death 16 Jul 2012 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Hambleden, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Memorial ID 93706897

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Ruggero
  • Added: 16 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93706897
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jon Lord (9 Jun 1941–16 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93706897, citing Saint Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Hambleden, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .