I was saddened to learn, today, that Jon Lord, the keyboard player with Deep Purple has died. Heavy Rock isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve always had a great affection for ‘Purple’ since I first heard their Made in Japan album almost forty years ago. (Good grief, I feel old.)
Although Deep Purple were always best known as a vehicle for Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar playing (bam, bam-bam, bam-bam-ba-bam) it was Lord’s subtle keyboards that really gave the band their distinctive sound. If you like good, seventies rock, take the nine minutes or so you need to watch this video; crank the volume up to 11 and enjoy!