Monday, July 16, 2012
You're not fit to be on the stage with these guys
Deep Purple led by Jon Lord are seen in the photo with Sir Malcolm Arnold. The occasion was a 1969 Albert Hall concert comprising the composer's Sixth Symphony, a solo set by the band and the premiere of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with Sir Malcolm conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. When the classical musicians failed to give their rock colleagues the respect they deserved, Sir Malcolm let rip with the blast quoted in my headline. Jon Lord died today age 71. The full story of Sir Malcolm and the rock stars is here.
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