Old updates

November 26, 2004
Jon and Frida will appear on the Adventsshow on ZDF (German TV) at 10.45am CET, November 28th.

November 23, 2004
The DVD of the recent Cologne concert (October 5th) will be released in Germany on December 13th. Jon and Frida will make an appearance at the Josť Carreras Gala (aired on German TV) as part of the promotion activities.

In related news, Jon will be guesting the "On the Tracks" show on German radio November 28th. He will be in the studio for 2 hrs playing songs of his own choice. Tune in!

November 8, 2004
Review of Jon Lord's first German Beyond The Notes concert

October 8, 2004
A DVD capturing the recent Cologne show (October 5) will be available at the end of November. More details as they become available.

September 24, 2004
Upcoming tour postponed until February 2005.

September 12, 2004
More dates coming in for the upcoming European tour.

September 11, 2004
Tour reviews from Hell 2004.

September 1, 2004
More news on "Beyond the Notes"

July 19, 2004
The title of Jon's upcoming album is "Beyond the Notes". The release is scheduled for September 20. Confirmed live dates have now been announced and tickets are on sale. Expect more dates to be announced in the near future.

June 13, 2004
Two Jon Lord DVDs are dissected in our special features section. Read all about Live At The Basement and Jon Lord With Pictures. Reviews always welcome.

June 7, 2004
Jon is scheduled to play the Hell Blues Festival in Norway on September 9. Joining him are the Trondheim Soloists and Sam Brown.

June 5, 2004
Jon will be participating in the "Bridges to Classical" concert in Halle, Germany on June 12. More details here. Tickets available here.

In related news, Jon begins recording his new album in Cologne this month with a release and tour to follow in October. Pete York is rumoured to be playing drums on the tour alongside a group and string section.

March 20, 2004
Jon will appear tonight in Trondheim, Norway as a guest to the Trondheim Soloists. His new piece "Disguises" will receive its world premiere here, and Jon will also perform another piece on the piano. The venue is Logen and the concert starts at 7pm. Adressa.no carries this news story (in Norwegian only).

February 27, 2004
Read more about Jon's upcoming appearances in Germany and Norway.

February 21, 2004
The double CD and DVD of "Live at the Basement" will be issued by EMI in Europe on April 19th.

February 3, 2004
Geroge Harrison's album 'Gone Troppo' from 1982 is set for a CD re-issue this year. Jon Lord guested on the track titled "Circles".

December 23, 2003
It looks like Jon's "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" gets another outing in Austria in September 2004. Jon is even rumoured to take part in the event, put together by Austrian drummer Bernhard Welz. More details here.

December 19, 2003
Readers of Dutch music magazine 'Music Maker' chose Jon as their all time favorite keyboard player in a recent poll.

November 29, 2003
A cover of Pictured Within's "Wait a While" will appear on the forthcoming album by Norwegian singer Sissel. Read an article about it (in Norwegian).

November 26, 2003
Jon Lord "With Pictures" DVD released.

November 21, 2003
New book on Jon's orchestral works published. More details.

November 2, 2003
Live at the Basement added to the discography.

October 29, 2003
Jon will NOT be on the upcoming Jimmy Barnes CD.

September 18, 2003
After an exciting weekend at Hell Blues Festival in Norway we now have extensive coverage of the two shows Jon Lord did there, plus a full transcript of his press conference. Find it all on the Tour page.

September 12, 2003
Last night Jon Lord was awarded official Ambassador of Hell. This is Hell, Norway - where Jon is performing two shows over the weekend at the Hell Blues Festival. Photos and more details on Tour page.

September 3, 2003
Another DVD is in the pipeline. Entitled "Jon Lord - With Pictures", the DVD documents Jon's recent Australian tour as well as the premiere of "Boom of the Tingling Strings" down under. The DVD is an online/merchandise release only. Watch this space!

Also, EMI are looking to release "Live at the Basement" (CD/DVD) as a retail item this fall. More details when we get them.

August 2, 2003
Jon recently spent some time in Trondheim preparing for the concerts there in September. He also did an interview with Norwegian radio, which you will be able to listen to here.

July 25, 2003
Jon guests on Miller Anderson's new album "Bluesheart". More details here.

Furthermore, the CD release of "Live at the Basement" is now available for pre-order.

July 15, 2003
Jon is scheduled to play the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway on September 14th. More details here.

June 30, 2003
The Live at the Basement DVD gets North American distribution. Pre-order it here!

June 19, 2003
Jon is due to perform as part of the "Hell Blues Night Extravaganza" at the Rica Hell Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, on 13th September. He will front Van Morrison's touring band. Go to www.hellblues.com for more info.

May 25, 2003
The Luxembourg concert on May 31 is approaching fast. For those of you attending, don't forget to submit reviews of the event.

May 4, 2003
Tracklist added to the "Live at the Basement" album feature.

May 1, 2003
The Sydney Basement will be repeating parts of Jon's show there this weekend. Check their schedule for exact times.

April 18, 2003
We just received the artwork for Jon's upcoming "Live at the Basement" CD. More details to come in our album feature.

April 5, 2003
Interviews section updated.

March 15, 2003
Jon was talking to Michael Berkeley on the "Private Passions" show on BBC Radio 3, March 15th at 12.00pm GMT. In case you missed it, there is a chance to listen to it again.

We have also received details on the programme for the Luxembourg concert.

March 7, 2003
Two DVD's documenting Jon's recent tour of Australia are confirmed to be released in late April. More details on the news page.

March 4, 2003
Reviews and photos still being added to the tour section. Please do contribute!

February 22, 2003
City and date set for the European premiere of Jon's new orchestra piece, "Boom of the Tingling Strings". Details on the news page.

Conductor Paul Mann was also kind enough to send us a few words from Australia about the world premiere of "Boom" in Brisbane.

February 20, 2003
Jon's show at the Basement in Sydney was recorded and a CD/DVD release is likely. More details shortly.

February 8, 2003
Australian concert reviews are continuously being added to the tour section. Please submit a review of your own experience!

February 7, 2003
The webcast from the Sydney Basement concert will be replayed several times next week, in case you missed it. Check out their schedule for more details.

February 3, 2003
Jon will perform with the Hoochie Coochie Men live on ABC TV February 7 (8.00-9.30 pm AESTD), on the national show "The Fat". Jon will also be interviewed on the show. This all happens prior to the gig at the Sydney Basement the same evening. The concert is also being webcast at 9.30 pm AESTD on February 7.

January 29, 2003
Jon Lord suffered a mild injury at the last Sydney Opera House performance, which makes playing classical piano almost impossible. Fortunately it doesn't prevent playing Hammond organ, so Jon's remaining Australian solo dates will feature himself with a rock, blues and boogie band. More details on the tour page, which is being updated daily.

January 27, 2003
Sydney venue The Basement will be broadcasting live from Jon's concert there on February 7th (11.3O am CET). Check their site for more details.

January 20, 2003
Jon's Australian tour starts tomorrow in Sydney with a spoken word apperance at the Opera House. Please submit reviews of his concerts down under. The reviews will be added to a tour special we are currently working on. This will also feature photos from the tour.

January 20, 2003
As a celebration of Jon's career, there will be a brand new tour program ready in time for the Australian tour. More details here.

January 13, 2003
A third show at the Sydney Opera House (Concerto) is scheduled for January 26. More details here.

January 12, 2003
Happy new year! More news on the Australian tour.

December 23, 2002
A biography on Jon written by Stathis added to the Features section.

December 20, 2002
"The Last Rebel" soundtrack featuring Jon has been released by Purple Records. More details in the news section.

December 19, 2002
Revisions to the discography.

December 19, 2002
An update from Paul Mann on Jon's new orchestral piece.

December 18, 2002
Interviews section updated.

December 17, 2002
The DPAS reports that a Paice, Ashton & Lord DVD hopefully is due at last.

December 14, 2002
Dates set for Jon's Australian tour.

November 22, 2002
More details in on Jon's upcoming solo activities in Australia.

November 9, 2002
The DPAS reports that Purple Records are hoping to do a re-issue of Ashton/Lord's "First of the Big Bands" album, due for release sometime next year. Old tapes have been found and these may contain extra material. Stay tuned to this website for more details as they come to hand.

November 8, 2002
The Highway Star has posted a review of Jon's return to the Albert Hall.

October 18, 2002
Jon guests on George Harrison's last album "Brainwashed", out on Nov 18. He plays the piano on the title song. For more information about the album go to www.georgeharrison.com.

October 12, 2002
Jon to appear in concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday the 16th of October. More details here.

October 9, 2002
Jon is featured in the Awards 2002 issue of the renowned classical music publication, Gramophone.

October 5, 2002
News just in on Jon's next step as a solo artist!

September 27, 2002
Sorry for the late notice, but I just learned that Jon will be the special guest on tomorrow's Doom & Co. show on Total Rock. Tune in from 6-9 p.m. (UK time).

September 21, 2002
Jon Lord played his last show with Deep Purple in Ipswich, UK this past Thursday. Read Rasmus Heide's emotionally charged review. Stay tuned for news on Jon's upcoming solo activities.

August 12, 2002
The new "Classic Rock" issue, featuring an extensive interview with Jon, is now available. Lord is expected to appear as a special guest to Deep Purple at all the upcoming dates in Britain. See you at Hammersmith! Please do get in touch if you are going.

July 7, 2002
The 1969 Concerto For Group & Orchestra gets re-issued on CD. A DVD release is planned as well. Release date: 23rd September, 2002. More details here.

June 24, 2002
The Jon Lord discussion list is back online. You don't want to miss out on the discussion going on, so make sure you subscribe now.

June 23, 2002
Jon in upcoming issue of Classic Rock magazine! More details here.

June 12, 2002
Jon turned 61 on June 9. Belated birthday congratulations to our hero! Furthermore, Jon is expected to release a press statement shortly, setting the record straight. Although some sources will make you believe otherwise, there's no need to worry, as fans of Jon's music will have a lot to look forward to.

April 11, 2002
Jon is rumoured to play the upcoming UK gigs with Deep Purple. The venues are listed on the news page.

March 16, 2002
It is official. Jon has retired from Deep Purple. Although sad news, we hope the future holds much in terms of pure Jon Lord music. I can hardly wait. Don Airey has now joined the band. Secondly, I must apologise for the lack of updates recently, but this website will remain the place to go for news related to Jon's solo activities. Even more so in light of recent events.

August 24, 2001
As you all will know at this time, Jon has had a knee surgery. This has made it impossible for him to join Deep Purple on the recent Euro tourdates. Though Don Airey has done a fine job temping for him, Jon hopes to be back with the band for the final dates of the tour.

July 11
News on Jon's upcoming project. picturedwithin.com also celebrates its 1st anniversary. Wish us a happy birthday!

June 9
Jon turns 60 today. Please pass on your birthday greetings through the
guestbook if you have a spare moment.

Click here for old updates.

April 22
Don't miss our great
new feature on Jon's Sarabande opus.
Don't forget to subscribe to our
discussion list as well, while you're still at it.

March 31
News on the 'second' PAL album.

March 12
March 24/25 marks the first ever Japanese outing of the Concerto at the International Forum in Tokyo, featuring the Shin Nihon orchestra alongside special guest Ronnie Dio and conductor Paul Mann. For anyone attending this big event, we encourage you to
send in reviews and pictures, since we're planning a feature on it.

February 24
We have a new
interview from 1997. Give us feedback!

February 19
Welcome to the site! We hope you like what you see. This will basically be an official fan site dedicated to Jon Lord. Created by fans, for fans.
The site will be under construction for some time to come, but there will be updates nevertheless, so make sure you come here often. We also want to hear from you. Let us know what you think about the site. And if you feel that you could contribute in any way, don't hesitate to get in touch, and we'll add it to the site. Looking forward to hearing from you.