Jon Lord

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John Douglas "Jon" Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men. In 1968, Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band's most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continuous presence in the band during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord's retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On 11 November 2010, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at De Montfort Hall by the University of Leicester. Lord was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 8 April 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Gemini Suite (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Malcolm Arnold, vocals: Tony Ashton, Yvonne Elliman, drums: Ian Paice, piano: Jon Lord, organ: Jon Lord, bass guitar: Roger Glover, guitar: Albert Lee) Jon Lord 2
1976 Sarabande Jon Lord 3
1983 First of the Big Bands Tony Ashton & Jon Lord 1
1994 Before I Forget Jon Lord 3
1998 Pictured Within Jon Lord 1
2004 Beyond the Notes Jon Lord 2
2007 Danger: White Men Dancing Jon Lord with The Hoochie Coochie Men 2
2007 Jon Lord: Durham Concerto Jon Lord 1
2008 Boom of the Tingling Strings (Odense Symfoniorkester feat. conductor: Paul Mann, piano: Nelson Goerner) Jon Lord 1
2010 To Notice Such Things Jon Lord 1
Gemini Suite RM Jon Lord 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Castle Masters Collection: Jon Lord Jon Lord 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 First of the Big Bands: BBC 1 in Concert Ashton & Lord 1
2004 Live at the Basement Jon Lord with The Hoochie Coochie Men 1
2014 Celebrating Jon Lord: The Composer Jon Lord; Orion Orchestra 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Concerto for Group and Orchestra Jon Lord 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Windows Jon Lord 2

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