Jon Lord has sadly passed away July 16, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who 

suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at 

theLondon Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was 

surrounded by his loving family.

Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many 

of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played 

with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group and 

Orchestrafirst performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the 

renownedMalcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again 

performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra 

and Deep Purple.

Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from

 Deep Purple in 2002.

Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012

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