Turn It Up Tuesday!


July 17, 2012 by esarsea


In memory of, and in tribute to Jon Lord, who passed away yesterday at age 71. Jon had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Here’s a Deep Purple concert from 1972, the same year Machine Head was released (running time 1 hour 37 minutes). The concert is full of classic Jon Lord playing on songs such as Highway Star, Strange Kind Of Woman, Child In Time, The Mule, Lazy, Space Truckin’ and more.  After the still images at the beginning, this video does feature live footage of the complete concert.

Enjoy, and turn it up!

4 thoughts on “Turn It Up Tuesday!

  1. Bill says:

    That’s too bad. I’m listening to DP’s Greatest Hits this month in my car. They were the bomb, baby! Classically trained keyboards and guitar shot through the cannon of early heavy metal. RIP, indeed!

    • esarsea says:

      It’s been a while since I sat down with some Deep Purple, but I remember wearing out the double-live “Made in Japan” album.

      This from Wiki:

      The album was at first seen as somewhat unimportant by the band members, and only Roger Glover and Ian Paice showed up to mix it. It is organist Jon Lord’s favourite Deep Purple album, and he describes the release as follows:

      “Deep Purple was at the height of its powers. That double album was the epitome of what we stood for in those days. It wasn’t meant to be released outside of Japan. The Japanese said, ‘Will you please make a live album?’ We said, ‘We don’t make live albums; we don’t believe in them.’ We finally said okay, but said we wanted the rights to the tapes because we didn’t want the album to be released outside of Japan. That album only cost about $3,000 to make. It sounded pretty good, so we said to Warner Bros., ‘Do you want this?’ They said, ‘No, live albums don’t happen.’ They wound up putting it out anyway and it went platinum in about two weeks.”

  2. torqdog says:

    Sad! One of my favs on the Hammond. Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) was my other fav and he too unfortunately passed recently.

    Seems as though as we all age and get closer to our final demise we see folks all around us that we’ve in essence grown up with pass before us. I know, I know……… age happens but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.

    • esarsea says:

      I know what you mean. Grace Slick will be 73 this year. McCartney is 70. Elvis would have been 77, and Mick Jagger will be 70 next year. It’s a trip!

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