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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1 comment:

Dulcina said...

I was lucky today when I found your blog by chance, searching in Google about Jordi Savall and his wife, Montserrat Figueras.
Yesterday I bought "Dinastia Borgia", where we can enjoy so many old pieces performed masterly by exceptional musicians.
I´ll visit you again.
Thanks for sharing.
:)