Artist of The Month July 2018 - Jon Lord
Artist of the Month

Artist of The Month July 2018 – Jon Lord

Artist of The Month July 2018 – Jon Lord.

John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.

Artist of The Month July 2018 - Jon Lord

Lovehunter – hand signed by Jon Lord

In 1968, Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years.Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band’s most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continuous presence in the band during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord’s retirement from Deep Purple in 2002.

Live..In The Heart Of The City – hand signed by Jon Lord

On 11 November 2010, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree at De Montfort Hall by the University of Leicester. Lord was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 8 April 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.

Whitesnake 1987 – hand signed by Jon Lord

To celebrate his life, Presley Collectibles has named Jon Lord their artist of the month. We are offering a 15% discount on all Deep Purple and Whitesnake genuine hand signed LPs, Just use the code LORD15 at the checkout any time between July 1st and July 31st. T&Cs apply. 

Artist of The Month July 2018 – Jon Lord