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garym
2012-07-16, 16:59
Smoke on the water...

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Deep-Purple-s-Jon-Lord-dies-at-age-71-3710638.php

Gingernut63
2012-07-16, 22:44
Smoke on the water...

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Deep-Purple-s-Jon-Lord-dies-at-age-71-3710638.php

...and fire in the sky.

A great musician and a nice bloke. His Hammond organ defined the sound of Deep Purple, more so than Ritchie Blackmore's guitar. He will be missed.

Gingernut63

alfista
2012-07-17, 07:00
...and fire in the sky.
His Hammond organ defined the sound of Deep Purple, more so than Ritchie Blackmore's guitar.
Exactly my view, a lot of their tracks wouldn't have nearly the same punch without the organ, sadly it takes more than just a cursory listening to figure this out so I don't think he always got the credit he deserved.

maggior
2012-07-17, 07:46
On netflix I watched the video from Classic Albums about the making of Machine Head. In it, Jon talked about how me made that organ sound running it through amps and such. I never really appreciated his organ sound until watching that. As Alfista points out - it takes more than just a cursory listen to appreciate it.

SBGK
2012-07-17, 13:11
good Lord !!

quirky album Fireball is my favorite

You're racing like a fireball dancing like a ghost
You're gemini and I don't know which one I like the most
My head is getting broken and my mind is getting bust
But now I'm coming with you down the road of golden dust
Oh my love it's a long way
Where you're from it's a long way

fairyliquidizer
2012-07-17, 13:42
I loved Jon Lord's playing and it's interplay with Ritchie's strat work. I liked the crazy rhythm of Space Trucking , the solos, the Spartan purity like on Child in Time. I was so sorry to hear the news.

If you've been bad, Lord, I bet you have
And you've not been hit by flying lead
You've not been hit by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes
You'd better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Atlantic
2012-07-25, 04:24
Gramophone has a nice piece.

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/obituary-jon-lord-composer-and-deep-purple-founder

A strong contributor.