In Memoriam: 2012

Posted by Billy Gil, December 26, 2012 03:15pm | Post a Comment

As the year comes to an end, we pause to remember those who have passed this year. Click on the photos to see our bloggers’ tributes earlier this year.


Austin Peralta, pianist/composer

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Whitney Houston, singer

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Ravi Shankar, musician

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Rest In Peace Jon Lord

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment

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 Artwoodsand 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.