We lost one of rock music's greatest today with the passing of keyboardist Jon Lord of Deep Purple fame (as well as of Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods, and Flower Pot Men). Classically trained, the gifted organ player, known as Hammond Lord, died today at age 71 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
"The man brought many an inspiring sound into my porous teenage brain," said Amoeba Marc today upon hearing the sad news, citing the Hammond Lord solo in above video of the many profound pieces by Lord that moved him upon first hearing it years ago. Below is another equally amazing live Jon Lord performance: Deep Purple's "Child In Time."
Read a full in-depth obit care of the Guardian UK. Rest in peace, Hammond Lord.