There’s no way to find the right words here. The great Jon Lord, Deep Purple’s cornerstone and legendary organist, passed away today due to complications which are directly linked to his battle with pancreatic cancer.
I never considered myself a huge Deep Purple fan, however, I continue to admire both, the band and their legacy. And while I don’t like keyboards, I always loved Jon Lord’s earthy Hammond sound. As far as I’m concerned, his playing was at par with Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar acrobatic, but that’s not the point here. I’m sad to see another great of Rock music go, it just sucks.
Jon Lord died today in a London hospital while he was surrounded by close family and friends.