Thursday, July 31, 2014

VIDEO: Deep Purple – Jon Lord tribute concert DVD preview

A video preview of "Celebrating Jon Lord - At The Royal Albert Hall", a new DVD, Blu-ray and CD due this fall, is now available.

Due September 26, the event was a tribute concert to honor the late Deep Purple keyboardist’s life and work.

The tribute featured rock legends including Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Rick Wakeman, Micky Moody, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

Lord passed away July 16, 2012 at the age of 71 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

With Purple, Lord co-wrote many of the group’s legendary songs, including “Smoke On The Water”, and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

Lord is best known for his orchestral work, “Concerto for Group & Orchestra,” first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.

Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.

Check out fan-filmed video from the tribute concert event here.

See also:

Deep Purple to release 1975 concert package
Deep Purple: Jon Lord tribute concert package due this fall
Deep Purple singer to perform Smoke On The Water with thousands of guitarists
Deep Purple preview Around The World Live box set reissue
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