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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Smoke on the Water

Jon Lord, keyboard and writer for Deep Purple and co-creator of one of the great rock & roll anthems of all-time, died yesterday at the age of 71. He had battled Pancreatic cancer.

Obit at - Rolling Stone

and The New York Times

Video of a '74 rendition of the classic, complete with amazing keyboard lead of the rock anthem, played on the Hammond Organ:

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