Remembering Jon Lord

Posted: September 26, 2012 in Classic Rock, Deep Purple Family, Magazines

It has been nice to read all the articles about Jon Lord in the international rock media the last few weeks. The man was the best in his field and his work with Deep Purple (and Whitesnake) as well as a solo artist will never be forgotten.

My friend photographer Michael Johansson has just featured Jon Lord in his latest “The moment” (“Ögonblicket” in swedish) segment in the new issue of Sweden Rock Magazine (issue 96). He has picked a few shots from his many meetings with Jon Lord and one of them is from his first meeting with Jon back in january 1983, when I asked him to come along and snap a few pictures for my interview. I feel honored to be part of Michaels tribute for this man and the memories from the occation surface when I see this.

I had a Deep Purple club (and magazine) going at the time and I was also building a budding career in rock journalism at the time. Meeting Jon Lord (this was my second interview with him) was the kind of thing that helped open doors. He was in a good mood that day, joked about me not having shaved that day etc (I told him I didn´t want to – I was doing my bit in the army at the time and any day off from that world was to be treasured!).

I am so glad for all these memories, the meetings, the concerts, the many friendships with great people. I feel blessed.

(My image of said article – this blog has permission by Michael Johansson to showcase his images)

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