In the four-minute clip below, WHITESNAKE/ex-DEEP PURPLE vocalistDavid Coverdale remembers first meeting late DEEP PURPLE keyboardistJon Lord whom he describes as “a sweet, sweet man. He knew how to elevate your spirit.” Coverdale talks about how Lord comforted him before his audition for DEEP PURPLE in 1973, and of the rehearsals at Clearwell Castle before they recorded the “Burn” album.
Jon Lord died on July 16 at age 71 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord, who was known for his keyboard virtuosity and his reinvention of the Hammond B-3 organ sound, co-wrote such PURPLEclassics as “Smoke On The Water” and “Child In Time”, among others.Lord and drummer Ian Paice were the only original members to last through the band’s initial run from 1968 to 1976. He was on board for their 1984 reunion and stayed on through to his 2002 retirement from the band, after which he’s worked primarily in the classical field.
Over the course of his career, Lord also worked with the ARTWOODS,FLOWER POT MEN, PAICE, ASHTON AND LORD, WHITESNAKE and good friend and neighbor, George Harrison.
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SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will make a special appearance at this year’s Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. King will be on hand for autographs and photo ops on Sunday, October 20 at The Stampede BMO Centre from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.
Organizer Steve Peace says this is the debut of a new attraction at the show which will bring true metal icons to the last day of every Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival.
The forefathers of thunderously heavy and dynamic music, NEUROSIS have announced more live shows in Europe this summer, continuing their voyage in support of the staggering album, “Honor Found In Decay”, and as part of their journey, they shall be heading to Greece, where they have never played before.