July 16, 2012

I’m very sorry to hear of the death today of Jon Lord. I had the pleasure of supporting Deep Purple on several occasions in my career. Once in Glasgow 24 March 1970 and later with SAHB in the mid 70′s in Europe. The last time I spoke to Jon was by phone, Feb 2011 from UWS Paisley where, as special guest, he had given a lecture on his career, improvisation and musicianship. I was looking forward seeing him on his return to Scotland. As well as his great talent as a musician and composer he was also a genuinely nice man. My thoughts are with his family and friends.