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RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:22:50 PM »
I'm raising a pint to one of the early musicians who challenged and redefined the roll of the keyboard and organ in rock music.  He used to pump hammond-leslie organ sound through marshall full stack amplification getting that huge 70s style distortion to have his organ get that heavy sound. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93pE3npDRRs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6x8GGXrCFQ




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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 08:52:39 PM »
My condolences to his family and to Denny to losing a friend. It seems to me alot of my friends are losing their friends these days, do your family a favor and go get a health check up, If not for your family do it for your friends!
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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 05:51:23 AM »
I was just but a wee lad, but it's comforting to know that there was a time in my life when keyboards + rock did not = suck

RIP to a true legend and innovator.

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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 05:51:56 AM »
RIP Jon.  Definitely an innovator.
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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 08:19:05 AM »
My condolences to his family and to Denny to losing a friend. It seems to me alot of my friends are losing their friends these days, do your family a favor and go get a health check up, If not for your family do it for your friends!

Unfortunately, I didn't know him.  But just the mention of his name brings back the sound of the organ in "Hush".
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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 09:13:13 AM »
Definitely an inovative sound that will be remembered.  I enjoyed his music.  R.I.P Jon.
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Re: RIP Jon Lord - Deep Purple keyboardist dead at 71
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 11:44:04 AM »
Being a musician myself, Jon was one of my musical heroes. RIP to one of the MOST IMPORTANT pioneers in rock and metal history. He was the sound of Deep Purple and metal in the 70s as far as im concerned.

Guess we'll never see Ritchie get out of the medieval garb and throw a strat on with Jon next to him.
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