June 9th 1941 - July 16th 2012
Founder member of Deep Purple, Jon was born in Leicester. He began playing piano aged 6, studying classical music until leaving school at 17 to become a Solicitor’s clerk. Initially leaning towards the theatre, Jon trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, winning a scholarship, and paying for food and lodgings by performing in pubs. In 1963 he broke away from the school, with a group of teachers and other students to form the pioneering London Drama Centre.
A year later he “found himself in an R and B band” called The Artwoods (fronted by Ronnie Wood’s brother - Art Wood) where he ...
22.09.2012 – earMUSIC releases “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” on September 28th. 2012, the first studio recording of Jon Lord's groundbreaking meeting of rock and classical music.
16.07.2012 – It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving...