RIP Jon Lord – Deep Purple were better than Beethoven (photos)
RIP Jon Lord, the Leicester-born keyboard player with Deep Purple has died. He was 71. And with his passing goes a slice of your youth. Lord was the co-writer of the pop classic Smoke On The Water. He is another victim of cancer.
As Lord said in 1973: “We’re as valid as anything by Beethoven.”
He was being modest…