When I was a (really) young kid hearing Deep Purple for the first time, I thought the keyboard player looked so cool, with his glasses and moustache. So, naturally, I drew a picture of him. With a machete. And I called him Street Lord!
As an adult, Jon Lord’s playing and writing has shaped my experience as a music fan. I shall dearly miss his musical contributions to the world. I considered Jon Lord to be one of the most talented, if not the most talented, musician in rock. It is truly a shame that now, 44 years since their inception, there can never be a reunion of Deep Purple Mk I, II, or III.
Rest in Peace Jon.