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Jon Lord Dies at 71

    I never met Jon Lord, by the time I got into Deep Purple, the band was no longer together. He died just two months after my mom died from pancreatic cancer. Cancer was an afterthought in my life till it hit close to home. I always loved Jon’s jamming with Ritchie and how they tried their best to outdo each other musically. Ian Gillan would wail in harmony to the dueling musicians. Heaven finally has an organ player of quality. I am saddened that the official Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore sites have a lack of tribute to the true sound of Deep Purple. Without Jon Lord the sound of Deep Purple is a hallow sound.