Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Is Battling Cancer

Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Is Battling Cancer

August 9, 2011

Former Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Is Battling CancerJon Lord, best known for his Hammond organ blues-rock sound in Deep Purple, is taking a break from performing while battling cancer.

Said Lord in a posting at jonlord.org, “I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.

I shall of course be continuing to write music — in my world it just has to be part of the therapy — and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year. God bless and see you soon.”

After retiring from Deep Purple in 2002, Jon Lord has concentrated on a solo career of composing and touring. In 2008, he achieved success as a classical composer when his Durham Concerto entered the UK classical album charts. This July the Jon Lord Blues Project released a new live CD simply titled ‘Live’. Recorded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009 with a full symphony orchestra, the album includes a glorious selection of orchestral pieces representing Jon Lord’s touring repetoire all over the world in recent years and can be purchased at jonlord.org.

Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and jonlord.org

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