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Jon Lord has died
« on: 19 July 2012, 04:41:08 »

It's not easy to communicate something as tragic, let alone contemplate it for yourself. I feel a bit burned out by these news, having written a few forum/social networking posts as well as an attempt at a formal obituary for my newspaper. I'll just say that it's very sad to see the generation of heavy rock's founders, the ones that broke through in late 60s and early 70s to change the face of music forever, inexorably become history. It's not a novel feeling - Jon wasn't the first and certainly (no matter how bitter this truth is) not the last to leave us, I first came to think of it after Ronnie James Dio's death two years ago. But Jon Lord was a very special player and musician, a real lighthouse for every keyboard player in rock, and not really bowing to anybody in classical music either (I have all of his recordings, rock or otherwise). Imitated, inspirational but never surpassed. To get closer to the point of this board - guess if we ask Einar (if he's ever to be found again, that is) about his influences, I'm pretty sure Jon Lord would be high on this list.
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« Last Edit: 19 July 2012, 04:42:42 by Rover »
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Re: Jon Lord has died
« Reply #1 on: 19 July 2012, 14:07:23 »

R.I.P.
His legacy will live on. That's the only thing that matters in the end.
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Re: Jon Lord has died
« Reply #2 on: 22 July 2012, 19:44:42 »

I have to agree, even though it still pains to see that his legacy is now manifest and there's nothing to be added to it in the future.
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Re: Jon Lord has died
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2015, 09:29:25 »

I want to believe It will come out in this format.