Tuesday, July 17, 2012

RIP Jon Lord (1941-2012)

Rest In Peace Jon, at 71 years old.

I had the fortunate experience to see him with Deep Purple when they played at Grand Casino Hinckley along with Emerson Lake and Palmer and Dream Theater in 1998. Nearly 14 years ago to this day.

That show, I caught a pick from Roger Glover that I still have. But as far as Jon Lord, it was a big deal for some, mainly my generation, given he would soon after depart from Deep Purple in 2002.

What also makes me sad, is some friends of mine many years ago, went together and bought some used Vinyl (long before I ever really cared to collect Vinyl), and one of the items we got was an alternate cover Promo of Gemini Suite his 1st solo record. And to this day, I have yet to hear much of it. However, it appears to be on Youtube, which now has finally enabled me to.

(I still am in the market for a turn-table)

another favorite of mine and others, is the title track to 1984's Perfect Strangers (which I'll admit, I 1st heard of via Dream Theater's live cover on the A Change of Seasons EP).

Here's another classic, "Child in Time" performed live in front of a studio audience in 1970.