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Dave Gate
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RIP Jon Lord
      #998201 - 16/07/12 06:12 PM
Another talent gone. Not turning out to be a good year.

Guardian Obituary

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998205 - 16/07/12 06:27 PM


A very talented musician indeed.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998206 - 16/07/12 06:33 PM
Deeply, deeply saddening. Here was a man who helped to define a whole genre of music.

Sad to see you go, Jon. RIP.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998227 - 16/07/12 08:49 PM
Amen to all of the above. I was sorry to hear it was pancreatic cancer. Anyone deserves a better card. RIP.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998238 - 16/07/12 09:49 PM
I was never a massive Deep Purple fan, but I loved what he did to underpin what that band did. And I liked some of his later classical work. Plus he was one of the more intelligent talking heads that turned up on those nostalgia programs.

I find that I don't have anything by him here to listen to tonight, so I'm off to YouTube.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998312 - 17/07/12 08:56 AM
Bad news. I've fired up Wring that Neck - first Deep Purple I've played through my B&W MM1's - sounds pretty good, even in elegiac mode.


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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998319 - 17/07/12 09:11 AM
Quote Dave Gate:

I was never a massive Deep Purple fan, but I loved what he did to underpin what that band did. And I liked some of his later classical work. Plus he was one of the more intelligent talking heads that turned up on those nostalgia programs.

I find that I don't have anything by him here to listen to tonight, so I'm off to YouTube.




+1. But hearing this again after, what, 40 years (!) it somehow sounds better to me now than then..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OorZcOzNcgE

PS the audience crack me up...

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: The Elf]
      #998328 - 17/07/12 10:12 AM
Quote The Elf:

Here was a man who helped to define a whole genre of music.





This is true.
Also keyboards were somewhat uncool in rock at the time. He changed that. Some of my friends would never have considered a career in rock were it not for him. He was part of a new surge in music that would make the 70s what it was, the most creative drug fuelled decade ever. What a time that was! We may never see the likes again. His passing will be a landmark day for many rockers.


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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998331 - 17/07/12 10:52 AM
Can't really add to what others have said. Another sad loss. He and Emerson defined rock organ for me.

CC

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: ConcertinaChap]
      #998340 - 17/07/12 11:05 AM
Quote ConcertinaChap:

Emerson defiled rock organ




Fixed that one for you CC !

Very sad day all round for music.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998421 - 17/07/12 03:08 PM
I just recently watched that BBC 4 doco about the British invasion during the 70's. There is no doubting what a great time that was for music, the seeds of which were sown in the fertile 60's of course.

I'm sad about the passing of any members of this golden period, and will always be regardless of their excesses - especially those with the towers of keyboards. I was never happier as a youngster as when I put my first synth on top of the old family unwanted Hammond home organ!


R.I.P

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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998473 - 17/07/12 10:23 PM
RIP Indeed - Jon Lord was a formidable keyboard player that greatly enhanced the genre for the rest of us

Ironically I was only watching him on TV a few days ago

A tragic loss


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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998477 - 17/07/12 10:46 PM
RIP

I was a big big Purple fan in the 70s..

While he was here he made many truly great records....


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Re: RIP Jon Lord new [Re: Dave Gate]
      #998554 - 18/07/12 12:43 PM
Very sad. He was one of my all time musical heros. Got the chance to help out on a recording of his Durham Concerto at Durham Cathedral a few years ago. Amazing guy. Sad loss.

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