Jon Lord left us with an extensive music legacy. I have been spending time this week digging into the expansive music repertoire he created in collaboration and solo efforts. I started with the Deep Purple albums but soon moved up to his Orchestral music compositions.
As Jon Lord stated …write the kind of music that was more and more in my heart.
Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now What?!is the upcoming 19th studio album by English rock band Deep Purple. It’s due out on April 26th. (North America 4/30) Here is producer Bob Ezrin‘s cut of the first single, “All The Time In The World”.
Machine Head is often cited as influential in the development of the heavy metal music genre. It is Deep Purple’s most successful recording, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached #1 in the UK, where it stayed for 20 weeks in the top-40. It also reached #7 in the US, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks. (Source: wikipedia)
My best personal memory of Deep Purple was their appearance at California Jam. This outdoor live event was covered by ABC-TV and 250,000 paid fans attended.