Jon Lord

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Jon Lord
Background information
Birth name Jonathan Douglas Lord
Born 9 June 1941(1941-06-09)
Leicester, England
Died July 16, 2012(2012-07-16) (aged 71)
London, England
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, progressive rock, classical, jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, organ, Hammond organ, piano, synthesizer, vocals
Years active 1956–2012
Labels Purple, EMI, Harvest
Associated acts Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods, The Flower Pot Men

Jonathan Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 - 16 July 2012) was a British rock musician.[1] He was born and raised in Leicester.[1] He moved to London in his late teens. He was a member of rock bands Deep Purple and Whitesnake. In 2011, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died of a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic, Westminster, London.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Santa Barbara Machine Head[change | change source]

  • 1968 Blues Anytime Vol. 3 ("Porcupine Juice", "Albert", "Rubber Monkey")
  • 1969 An Anthology of British Blues Vol. 2
  • 2002 Pre-Purple People ("Porcupine Juice", "Albert", "Rubber Monkey")

Solo and orchestral works with Deep Purple[change | change source]

With The Hoochie Coochie Men[change | change source]

  • 2003 Live at the Basement
  • 2007 Danger. White Men Dancing

Other credits[change | change source]

  • 1964 Kinks (The Kinks, "You Really Got Me")
  • 1967 Sound & Movement (The Leading Figures)
  • 1968 I Shall Be Released/Down in the Flood (Boz Burrell, SP)
  • 1968 Sundragon (Sundragon)
  • 1968 Madena/Standing Still (Anan, SP)
  • 1972 What a Bloody Long Day It's Been (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, "The Falling Song" - strings arr.)
  • 1974 Rampant (Nazareth, "Glad When You're Gone", "Shanghai'd in Shanghai")
  • 1976 Wizard's Convention (Eddie Hardin)
  • 1978 More Than Meets the Eye (Joe Breen)
  • 1979 Commercial Road (Richard Digance)
  • 1979 And About Time Too (Bernie Marsden])
  • 1980 Look at Me Now (Bernie Marsden)
  • 1981 Line-Up (Graham Bonnett)
  • 1982 Gone Troppo (George Harrison, "Circles")
  • 1983 Octopuss (Cozy Powell)
  • 1984 About Face (David Gilmour)
  • 1985 Wind in the Willows (Eddie Hardin)
  • 1986 Detroit Diesel (Alvin Lee, "Ordinary Man", "Let's Go")
  • 1989 Super Drumming Folge 1 & 2 (Pete York)
  • 1990 Rock Aid Armenia - The Earthquake Album ("Smoke on the Water '90")
  • 1990 About Love and Life (Vicki Brown, "We Are One")
  • 1990 April Moon (Sam Brown, "Contradictions")
  • 1990 Pete York Presents Super Drumming Volume 3 ("I Got Rhythm", "Heavy Ravel", "Gemini - Voice", "Windows")
  • 1992 Cherkazoo & Other Stories (Ian Gillan, archival recordings 1972-74)
  • 1992 Wind in the Willows - A Rock Concert (Eddie Hardin, recorded live 1991, DVD 2003)
  • 1992 The Drums Are Back (Cozy Powell, "The Rocket", "The Legend Of The Glass Mountain")
  • 1992 Zoom (Alvin Lee, "Real Life Blues", "Wake Up Moma")
  • 1994 Carnival of Light (Ride, "Moonlight Medicine")
  • 1994 How Does It Feel to Feel (Ride, EP, "Journey to the End of Universe")
  • 1995 Still a Few Pages Left (Hardin & York, "Stuck On You")
  • 2002 Brainwashed (George Harrison, "Brainwashed")
  • 2003 Bluesheart (Miller Anderson, "Help Me", "Runnin' Blues")
  • 2005 Legends of Rock - 50 Jahre Rock (CD/DVD, live for ZDF 2004)
  • 2005 Min Jul (Maria Arredondo, arrangements)
  • 2006 Gillan's Inn (Ian Gillan, "When A Blind Man Cries", "Demon's Eye", "Smoke On The Water")
  • 2008 Army of One (Espen Lind, "Sweet Love", "The Music Takes You There")
  • 2009 Endangered Species - Live At Abbey Road 2000 (Tony Ashton & Friends, CD/DVD)
  • 2009 Childline Rocks 2009 (Ltd. Ed., "Pictured Within", "Child in Time", "You Keep On Moving")
  • 2010 Stay Tuned (Bernhard Welz, "Child In Time")
  • 2011 Dance (The Smith Quartet, writer of "Zarabanda Solitaria")
  • 2011 Out of My Mind (WhoCares, charity CD single)
  • 2011 The Odyssey, Live (David Bedford, archive performance from 1977)

Film & TV appearances[change | change source]

  • 1991 Deep Purple - Heavy Metal Pioneers (Warner, interviewee)
  • 1995 Rock Family Trees, ep. 'Deep Purple' (BBC, interviewee)
  • 2002 Classic Albums, ep. 'Deep Purple - Machine Head' (ITV, interviewee)
  • 2004 The South Bank Show, ep. 'Malcolm Arnold - Toward the Unknown Region' (ITV, interviewee)
  • 2007 Ian Gillan - Highway Star: A Journey in Rock (interviewee)
  • 2009 John Mortimer - A Life in Words (BBC, interviewee)
  • 2009 Soul To Song, ep. 'Smoke On The Water' (Japanese TV, interviewee)
  • 2010 Heavy Metal Britannia (BBC, interviewee)
  • 2010 I'm in a Rock n' Roll Band, ep. 'The Other One' (BBC, interviewee)
  • 2011 Metal Evolution (SkyArts, interviewee)
  • 2011 How the Brits Rocked America (BBC, interviewee)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Telegraph obituary
  2. Jon Lord dies of cancer