He was very talented. One of my first rock albums was Deep Purple In Rock. RIP.
One of the best Keyboard Players of all time. RIP Jon. Deep Purple MkII was awesome. A personal favourite for me.
What Jon did with a Hammond Organ & a Leslie!
We had the news about the cancer last year. I was hoping he would recover.
We Have Heaven.......
Beatings will continue until morale improves
Yeah man, definitely a guy we idolized as teens. Me and a guitar playing friend of mine were hugely into R Blackmore Purple/ Rainbow/ and all the connections like Whitesnake. Love his organ sounds.
Listen to Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio (www.deliciousagony.com).
"Name one band who only plays their new album, and no old songs from their past catalogue - I can't think of one. Didn't Yes play Roundabout as an encore on the Tales tour?" - BillGuitar
Cargo of diamonds as you are: nothing more valuable, nothing more tough.
She's an equal opportunity offender, a societal wildcard. You can't control her, only hope to contain her, even then she refuses to be possessed. If she were a coin, you would spend her, unwillingly. If she were an animal, you'd free her to the wilderness.
and the leaves turn from red to brown...til they're trodden down....
He made the organ rock, sometimes sounding more like he was playing an electric guitar. R.I.P. Jon.
Yesshows attended (22): 4/84, 1/88, 7/91 (x2), 8/94, 8/98, 10/99, 8/00, 8/01, 8/02, 10/02, 4/04, 5/04, 9/04 (x2), 12/08, 7/09, 6/10, 3/11 (x2), 7/12, 4/13 || Yes member gigs: Steve solo ’00 [w/GTR ’86], [w/Asia ’92, ’07 (x2), ’09, ’12] | Jon & Alan charity gig ’99 | Alan drum clinic ’89 | Bill drum clinics ’83 & ’85 [w/Crimso ’95] | Patrick solo ’98, ’11 [w/Moodies ’86 (x2), ’88] | Rick solo ’03, ’09 | Geoff [w/Asia ’92, ’07 (x2), ’09, ’12]
Truly the loss of a Musical Giant! I will have to put on "Child In Time" in his honor...May he RIP.