Deep Purple organ player Jon Lord passed away today.
I've been a Purple fan for 15 years and it is mostly because of Jon Lords unique and exquisite wizardry on the Hammond organ.
He's probably most famous for the haunting intro to Child in Time, but his style of playing is essential to any Deep Purple song and is one of the defining sounds of hard rock though the ages.
I've been lucky enough to see Jon Lord play with Deep Purple three times. Unforgettable concerts. The thing with Lord, he'd never play the same solo twice. Great musician.
Here's a classic Purple clip. Highway Star.. terrific solo.