Remembering the Artists
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July 16, 2012

Jon Lord, founder of Deep Purple dies at age 71

Jon Lord Keyboardinst and founder of Deep Purple has died at age 71. He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August.
Lord, who co-wrote many of Deep Purple's legendary songs, including Smoke On The Water, founded Deep Purple in 1968, and the band went on to become one of the world's most popular rock bands.

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