YEREVAN. - The Armenian fans said goodbye to Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with heavy rock band Deep Purple, on Wednesday. The fans posted Lord’s photos on the British Embassy walls in Yerevan, lit candles and put flowers as well.
Jon Lord died at the age of 72 in London on Monday, surrounded by family and friends. He suffered from pancreatic cancer.
After the Deep Purple collapsed in 1976, he started to play in Whitesnake and cooperated with George Harrison, Graham Bonnet and David Gilmour. After the Deep Purple reunited, Lord returned to the band and worked till 2002.