That feeling of being floored By the death of someone you didn’t know. The first deep purple album I owned was In Rock. I bought it in Yugoslavia after hearing my uncles Come Taste The Band. By the time I was back in England I was playing my Grandads Bontempi every evening and after He upgraded and gave it to me I would experiment by adding Ibanez Tube Screamers and cry baby whah pedals to it.
28 years later and a Hammond owner since ’93 the death of Jon Lord, the reason why I started in the first place, leaves me more than a little empty.
Jon played piano as a session musician on the Kinks “You Really Got me”, this is currently in a Quik set and is dedicated to him