Purple passing - July 12

I was saddened to hear of Jon Lord's death. I met him backstage when he came to a show of mine and I could tell that he was a really nice guy. We have been in touch over time. He had vision. He came from the area of heavy rock, but also brought together the worlds of rock and classical. He enjoyed working with orchestras and creating the rainbow bridge between those worlds. My warmest wishes and thoughts go out to Jon's family and he'll always be a light in my memory.