Jon Lord, age 71, formerly keyboardist/founder member of the British rock group, Deep Purple died on July 16th, 2012. He died of Pancreatic Cancer in England. He been fighting cancer for about a year.
Jonathan Douglas Lord was noted for his fusions between rock and classical music, his stints with Deep Purple and also for his time with the group Whitesnake. Jon was the keyboardist on Deep Purple's two biggest hits, "Hush" and "Smoke On the Water".
Jon was a good friend of Frida from ABBA, they both had residences in Zermatt, Switzerland.
Frida sang on two songs for Jon. The first was "The Sun Will Shine Again" from Jon's 2004 Beyond the Notes album and DVD. The second was a filmed performance of "In the Bleak Mid winter". They also worked together as organizers of the Zermatt music festival.
Jon Lord is survived by his wife and two children. .
Here is a link to performances of both of Frida songs with Lord, on Jon Lord's website-Jon Lord website
Frida's tribute to Jon Lord read at the Zermatt, Switzerland