BirthdayJune 9, 1941

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  1. About Jon Lord

    Full name: Jon Lord
    Also known as: Jon Lord, Lord, Jon
    Professions: Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
    Occupation: Musician, composer

  2. Jon Lord Known for

    Almost Famous (2000), School of Rock (2003), Twister (1996), Dark Shadows (2012)

  3. Jon Lord Death information

    Died: Monday, 16th of July, 2012 (Age: 71)

  4. Jon Lord Biography

    John Douglas "Jon" Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men. In 1968 Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band's most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continuous presence in the band during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord's retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On 11 November 2010, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by the University of Leicester.

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