Friends, fans and colleagues of former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord congregated to celebrate his legacy earlier this year, and now the result -- the deluxe recording of an all-star concert titled 'Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall' -- is in stores.
Musical guests include Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickinson and current Deep Purple members, among others.
As previously reported, the project former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord was working on before his untimely death is now set to see the light of day. 'Concerto For Group and Orchestra' picks up the theme put into play by Lord and Deep Purple back in 1969. This updated version was recorded at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall by Abbey Road Studio‘s crew and features the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Also guesting on the album are Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse.
As tributes to Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord continue to pour in, his former band mates in the legendary British hard rock ensemble are remembering their fallen colleague, who passed away Monday (June 16) from a pulmonary embolism after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lord was 71.