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Jon Lord Condolences

Posted on Jul.17, 2012 under Other Music

My wife and I wish to respectfully send out condolences to the Lord family. News of the recent passing of Jon Lord has been met with sadness in our house. Reflecting upon his keyboard sounds, I must endorse how much he brought in originality and vision to the defining edge of Hard Rock. He is well-proven as a part of Rock’s historical journey and will not be forgotten.

Thank you, Jon Lord. Rest in peace.

–Bill Ward

6 comments for this entry:
  1. Hiago Sousa

    Rest in peace Jon Lord!

  2. Monte

    Legend as you are too ! RIP JL !

  3. gerry

    Tony Martin says he knows his former Black Sabbath bandmates love drummer Bill Ward, and he hopes they can come to an agreement which would see Ward return to the band for their in-progress reunion album.

    In an interview with Born Music Online, Martin said he didn’t understand the fuss over “this Bill Ward stuff. I spent 10 years with the band and not once did they speak badly of Bill Ward. They love him, so why didn’t they go the extra yard to make it work?”

    Martin released five albums with Black Sabbath, including a few which remain critically acclaimed (Headless Cross and Cross Purposes), and he shared the stage with three quarters of Sabbath’s founding members when Ward joined Martin, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for a 1994 South American tour.

    In a 2011 interview with, Martin said he looked back fondly on Cross Purposes: “I was gettin’ a bit more real with lyrics instead of historical. But I actually invented some words and to this day only one person has found them and questioned me about them. I challenge anyone to find them, but everyone sings them. It’s those things that I find really interesting.”

    Martin’s latest album is The Third Cage with the project Mollo/Martin.

  4. Guilherme Compassi

    dear god… i didn’t know that….

  5. Steve

    i love music with all my heart-always have. i started playing in 1965. thing is, like george harrison said (only smart comment made by any beatle) is that their’s NOTHING more imporant than your soul. all the topics in many metal songs is correct and that the end is coming. i feel that i need to tell folks to go to the light side. Jesus Christ will forgive and once your spirit leaves your body there is no redo,you cannot control your fate. the world is getting really bad, it IS a wicked world. you need to come to Christ-he’ll take you now just as you are. i ask as a brother not at a finger pointer. may God bless, steve

  6. celine

    oh : i’m so sad about that new ! Yes, Jon was a fantastic keyboard player, absolute fantastic sound ! Rest in peace Jon ! Condolences to his family !

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