Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deep Purple's Jon Lord Dead at 71

Deep Purple keyboard player and founding member Jon Lord died on Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

Jon Lord helped found the legendary Deep Purple in the late 60s, and co-wrote many of the bands’ most well-known songs including, “Smoke On The Water.”

A statement posted on Lord’s official website ends with, “Jon passes from Darkness to Light.”

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