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 ...
31.07.2014 – “Celebrating Jon Lord” featuring DEEP PURPLE, BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES, PAUL WELLER, RICK WAKEMAN and many others to be released September 26th 2014
07.07.2014 – The magical night in memory of the great man and musician to be released as DVD, Blu-Ray and CD by earMUSIC on 26th September 2014.
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.