Jon Lord - Deep Purple dies at age 71 years
Jon suffered from pancreatic ner kak
Jon Lord of Deep Purple has died at age 71. Who does not know with Deep Purple? Yes, one of the legends of rock music
Deep Purple the world has abandoned one of its founders. Keyboard player and founder of the metal pioneers died yesterday (July 16th) after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and is surrounded by his family at the London Clinic.
Establishing Lord Deep Purple in 1968, and together with drummer Ian Paice is the constant in the band during their existence 1968-1976. Colleagues wrote many songs of this band, including 'Smoke On The Water' was responsible for the seminal and legendary organ riff on "Child In Time '. Watching the track below.
He remained with the band when they reformed in 1984, until his retirement in 2002.
Known for his fusion of rock and classical forms or baroque, he is perhaps best known for 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' The orchestra's first work performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and made famous by Malcolm Arnold. Feat repeated in 1999 when it took place at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.
He also worked with Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton And Lord, Artwoods and Flower Pot Men.
A statement from the representative reads simply: "Jon passed from darkness into light".
A number of musicians and celebrities have paid tribute to the Lord. Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine said:
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