Jon Lord, Keyboardist With Deep Purple, Dies at 71

17 Jul
 
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Jon Lord, Keyboardist With Deep Purple, Dies at 71

DEEP Purple founder Jon Lord has died aged 71 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Leicester-born keyboardist, who co-wrote the band’s most famous song Smoke On The Water,  had been battling cancer since last August.

 

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water – Lyrics

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We make a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we’ll never forget
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky

 

h3>Deep Purple – Smoke on the water – 1973 – LIVE Video

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water – Audio Video

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