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Jon Lord

1941 - 2012

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John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English keyboardist and composer 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 in its early years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jon Lord has received more than 1,594,795 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Jon Lord is the 70th most popular musician (down from 48th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 268th in 2019) and the 24th 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 70 out of 2,662Before him are Chet Baker, Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, André Rieu, and Syd Barrett. After him are Amir Khusrow, Cosima Wagner, Alexander Glazunov, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Cliff Burton, and Iggy Pop.

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Among people born in 1941, Jon Lord ranks 26Before him are Tadao Ando, Dick Cheney, Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway, Franco Nero, and Nona Gaprindashvili. After him are Julia Kristeva, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor Zubkov, Václav Klaus, Jon Brower Minnoch, and Paul Simon. Among people deceased in 2012, Jon Lord ranks 12Before him are Whitney Houston, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Carroll Shelby, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Theo Angelopoulos. After him are George Tupou V, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, Ernest Borgnine, Sylvia Kristel, and Elinor Ostrom.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Jon Lord ranks 323 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Falcon Scott (1868), John Herschel (1792), Anne Neville (1456), Frederick Soddy (1877), Syd Barrett (1946), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944). After him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), George Eliot (1819), G. K. Chesterton (1874), William Crookes (1832), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Jon Lord ranks 24Before him are Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Syd Barrett (1946). After him are Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Gary Moore (1952), Mike Oldfield (1953), and John Bonham (1948).

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