Monday 16 July 2012
Jon Lord R.I.P.
Although I haven't listened to much of their music over the past twenty years I still have a soft spot for Deep Purple, so I was saddened to hear of the death of Jon Lord.
Here is probably Deep Purple's signature tune and one of the first things any young boy of my era who was into metal learned to play. The version here is from the infamous Last Concert In Japan album. It is said that Lord carried the band through the performance on the night the album was recorded due to the fact Tommy Bolin was unable to do much more than play chords having a dead arm as he had slept on it and injured it or that the damage had been done while injecting class A substances.
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water