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Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Saluted With 2014 Memorial Show

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A memorial show that will celebrate the life and music of late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord now has a date and a talent lineup.

The show will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on April 4, according to Blabbermouth. Confirmed performers include Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, all members of Deep Purple, as well as Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Rick Wakeman, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe are also scheduled to appear at the fete, with Bob Harris serving as the master of ceremonies.

Lord passed away on July 16, 2012. He was 71 and had been engaged in a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer at the time of his death. He was revered as a keyboard virtuoso and co-wrote some of the band’s biggest hits, like ‘Smoke on the Water.’ He was an original member but retired from Deep Purple in 2002 and spent much of his time after that working in the classical music field.

His life and legacy will be celebrated with this April 4 show! Expect more details on the memorial event to be revealed as the date approaches.

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