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Jon Lord

Jon Douglas Lord was an English Hammond organ and piano player. He was born in Leicester on 9 June 1941 and died on 16 July 2012. He began to play professionally in 1966. Lord was a member of Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods, and Flowerpot Men. He is recognized for combining rock and classical music. In 1968, Lord co-founded Deep Purple, the band he was most well-known for. Lord and the drummer, Ian Paice, were the only constant band members for 34 years. He left Deep Purple after their UK tour in 2002, and was replaced with Don Airey. Lord had been considering leaving the band for some time, due to his busy touring schedule and his Durham Concerto. In 2001, Don Airey was used to substitute him for a month after a knee injury. This worked out, so Lord decided to leave in 2002. Lord was well-respected for his mastery of the Hammond Organ. Some call him "Lord of the Hammond", and in his 34-year Deep Purple career, you can hear his distinctive solos amid many classic songs on their albums. In 2011, Lord was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died on 16 July 2012, surrounded by his family at the London Clinic after a pulmonary embolism Discography: - Art Gallery (1966, with The Artwoods) - Shades of Deep Purple (1968, with Deep Purple) - The Book of Taliesyn (1968, with Deep Purple) - Deep Purple (1969, with Deep Purple) - Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1969, with Deep Purple) - Deep Purple In Rock (1970, with Deep Purple) - The Last Rebel (1971, film score with Tony Ashton) - Fireball (1971, with Deep Purple) - Gemini Suite (1972, solo) - Machine Head (1972, with Deep Purple) - Who Do We Think We Are (1973, with Deep Purple) - Burn (1974, with Deep Purple) - Stormbringer (1974, with Deep Purple) - Windows (1974, with Eberhard Schoener) - First of the Big Bands(1974, with Tony Ashton) - Come Taste The Band (1975, with Deep Purple) - Sarabande (1976, solo) - Malice in Wonderland (1977, with PAL) - Trouble (1978, with Whitesnake) - Lovehunter (1979, with Whitesnake) - Ready An' Willing (1980, with Whitesnake) - Come An' Get It (1981, with Whitesnake) - Before I Forget (1982, solo) - Saints An' Sinners (1982, with Whitesnake) - Slide It In (1984, with Whitesnake) - Perfect Strangers (1984, with Deep Purple) - The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady (1984, with Alfred Ralston) - The House of Blue Light (1987, with Deep Purple) - Slaves & Masters (1990, with Deep Purple) - The Battle Rages On (1993, with Deep Purple) - Purpendicular (1996, with Deep Purple) - A.Band.On (1998, with Deep Purple) - Pictured Within (1998, solo) - In Concert with the LSO (2000, with Deep Purple) - From Darkness To Light (2000, not released) - Calling The Wild (2000, film score, not released) - Boom Of The Tingling Strings (2003, not released) - Disguises (2004, not released) - Beyond The Notes (2004, solo) - Durham Concerto (2007, with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) - To Notice Such Things (2010, solo)

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