RIP Jon Lord

Jon Lord of Deep Purple has died at the age of 71.

The co-founder and keyboard player with the metal pioneers passed away today, July 16, 2012 after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his family at the London Clinic.

Lord along with Tony Ashton composed the score for “The Last Rebel” (1970) with Joe Namath, Woody Strode, Jack Elam and Ty Hardin.

One of the greatest, from a time that will never be repeated

Sweet child in time
You’ll see the line
The line that’s drawn between
Good and bad


Damn! This is crappy news :frowning: . Deep Purple is one of my favorite bands, and John was an incredible musician. R.I.P Mr. Lord.


Love Smoke on the water.