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When did Jon decide to leave Deep Purple , and what were the circumstances leading up to his departure from the band?

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Space Truckin wrote:

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When did Jon decide to leave Deep Purple , and what were the circumstances leading up to his departure from the band?

I recommend that you buy the 'Jon Lord With Pictures' DVD. Watch, listen, learn.............. and enjoy.

Nigel

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 Okay, so much for the sales pitch. Good job, Nogel! emoticon
 Anyway, I understand Lord was just tiring of the constant touring, wanted to pursue other musical interests and coupled with the knee injury he suffered, all led to the ultimate decision to retire (for most intents + purposes) from the rock scene. I think he was considering it as far back as the mid- to late 90s, I heard.
 But get the dvd, anyway...I may have heard wrong or misunderstood what I heard and or read. emoticon

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Wasn't the main reason for his departure that he was tired of the heavy touring schedual???

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I believe it was a combo. of: One, steering away from heavy touring; two, a concerted move to want to move away from rock and more toward classical; and thirdly, to compose and let others play HIS music, instead of him always being the player.

Though from what I hear, his schedule can be just as hectic today, and the deadlines just as dicey, but at least now, it's on HIS terms.

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MrEd45 wrote:

 Okay, so much for the sales pitch. Good job, Nogel! emoticon
 Anyway, I understand Lord was just tiring of the constant touring, wanted to pursue other musical interests and coupled with the knee injury he suffered, all led to the ultimate decision to retire (for most intents + purposes) from the rock scene. I think he was considering it as far back as the mid- to late 90s, I heard.
 But get the dvd, anyway...I may have heard wrong or misunderstood what I heard and or read. emoticon

What knee injury was that?



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As in 2001 the DP tour in Denmark began Ian Gillan told on Stage that Jon have had problems with his knee but will be back i a couple of days Don Airay came as a substitute. After 2 Denmark nights they went over to Sweden and IG told Jon will be back in 4 days. (We still followed the tour waiting for Jon with attention) The tour continued in Germany with 5 or 6 dates, Don was still playing Gillans promises just a lie.

Later in an interview with Jon I read that that has been the time his final decission is fallen.He had it long in mind... the rest is told by Mr.Ed.
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Ian Gillan's promises were not a lie. It was what he truly believed at the time and it was what I was trying desperately to make happen. Check yr facts before you cast aspersions on a good mans character.
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Ian Gillan told the half tour in front of the audience that you'll be back in 4 days. Even as the 4 days have been over.
What shall I call it else than a lie?

If he didn't know he shouldn't have told something what not happened.Would have saved a lot of disappointment and money.

I would love to see it in another way.

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The way that i understood Jons "holiday" was that he needed an operation on his knee and that his recuperation took a little longer than was at first anticipated, and that was the reason for the extention of him being away from the band.Iam sure that Don's performance at that time helped to make Jon's decision just a little easier to make, as i am sure that it must help to know that you are leaving your "friends" with such a capable replacement.The dvd is quite enlightening on the subject and i seem to recollect information being posted on the purple websites as it was known at that time
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