Jon Lord

1941 - 2012

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John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English orchestral and rock composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with the British rock band Deep Purple. He also spent time in the bands Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, The Flower Pot Men and Santa Barbara Machine Head. In 1968, Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jon Lord has received more than 1,366,411 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Jon Lord is the 48th most popular musician (up from 66th in 2019), the 268th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 304th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Musician.

Jon Lord is most famous for being the keyboardist for the band Deep Purple. He is also known for his solo work, including "Pictures of Home" and "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast."

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Among musicians, Jon Lord ranks 48 out of 2,675Before him are Jimmy Page, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and Brian Wilson. After him are André Rieu, Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, and Charlie Parker.

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Among people born in 1941, Jon Lord ranks 20Before him are Dick Cheney, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bruno Ganz, Martha Argerich, Lee Myung-bak, and Nick Nolte. After him are Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Franco Nero, Fausto Cercignani, Tadao Ando, and Julia Kristeva. Among people deceased in 2012, Jon Lord ranks 7Before him are Neil Armstrong, Ray Bradbury, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, and Whitney Houston. After him are Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, Theo Angelopoulos, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Jon Lord ranks 268 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), John Constable (1776), Graham Greene (1904), John Venn (1834), and Saint Walpurga (710). After him are Richard Cromwell (1626), Edward Gibbon (1737), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Gertrude Bell (1868), Margaret Tudor (1489), and Benjamin Britten (1913).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Jon Lord ranks 17Before him are Bon Scott (1946), Keith Richards (1943), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), and Sting (1951). After him are Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), and Lemmy (1945).