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Jon Lord: It's All Music

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman pays tribute to his friend, Deep Purple's Jon Lord, the man who put the rock into the Hammond organ. Lord, who died last year, was always proud of his Leicester roots and went on to become not just a rock star but also a classical composer in his own right.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2013 23:25
BBC One East Midlands

Jon Lord's passion for acting

Jon Lord's passion for acting

Deep Purple keyboard player and founder Jon Lord played the Duchess of York in a school production of Richard III, his friend Rick Wakeman has discovered.


A year after Lord's death, Wakeman visited his home city of Leicester and discovered that Lord originally wanted to be an actor.


Watch a video clip from the programme on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterRick Wakeman
ProducerMatt Clare
ProducerTony Roe