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 ...
11.11.2016 – The reissue of Gemini Suite (December 9th, 2016) marks the start of a new Jon Lord reissue series at earMUSIC.
21.10.2014 – Don't miss the exclusive chance to win one of four beautiful canvas prints (60cm x 60 cm) either in "The Composer" or "The Rock Legend" design.
08.10.2014 – “Celebrating Jon Lord”, the majestic tribute to Deep Purple’s founding member has entered the Music Video charts (Blu-Ray and DVD) at number one in four countries: Germany, Austria, Sweden and UK.