Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Former DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist JON LORD Diagnosed With Cancer

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has released the following statement via his official web site,

"I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure. I shall, of course, be continuing to write music — in my world it just has to be part of the therapy — and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.

"God bless and see you soon."

Jon Lord is recognized for his Hammond organ blues-rock playing and unique sound and for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classical or baroque forms. He has most famously been a member of DEEP PURPLE, the band he co-founded in 1968. Lord recently received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Leicester.


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