Monday, 16 July 2012

R.I.P. Jon Lord

I can't claim to be their greatest fan, but I, like many others of my age, had a definite Deep Purple period. As Mark Steel remarked on Twitter this evening, their heyday was a time when 'heavy metal had a tune that all the family could enjoy'. I'm not sure my parents would have agreed, but I can see where he's coming from. Tonight, to mark the sad passing of Jon Lord, here's a tune from the tail-end of that heyday, but what a stormer it is.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say. At one time I kept up with all the Purple forums on the net but have wandered of late, so this is news to me. I've been a big fan since 1972, so I'm stunned and saddened. I shall be checking the Purple world to see what's happened. Thanks for 'Burn', sir. Really choked. Will post my own tribute soon.

John Medd said...

Blistering tune; Blackmore readily admits to nicking Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm and speeding it up. John Lord will probably be rubbing shoulders with him, and a few more besides, in the upstairs bar as we speak.

The Swede said...

The Grim Reaper had a busy day. We also lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt and country legend Kitty Wells.

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