To the delight of longtime fans, Dancer and the Moon, the new album by Blackmore's Night, comes with a healthy serving of Ritchie Blackmore's trademark guitar playing. Among the album's highlights is an instrumental track called "Carry On...Jon," which Blackmore wrote as a tribute to his former Deep Purple bandmate Jon Lord, who died in 2012 at age 71.
Black Sabbath bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler, who turns 63 today, posted a message online paying tribute to founding Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who died yesterday, July 16, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
After a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, Deep Purple keyboard player and founding member Jon Lord died earlier today, July 16, at the age of 71. The cause of death has been disclosed as a pulmonary embolism.