Thirty-three years and one day after it was first performed, a new recording of Jon Lord's rock-classical masterpiece is to be released.
Jon Lord, keyboard player, rock star and classical composer died last month, but his legacy lives on. On September 24, 1969, Deep Purple performed his Concerto For Group And Orchestra live with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
On September 25 this year, a new, studio recording, of the same work is to be released. Earlier the same month, there will be a special concert at the same venue for The Sunflower Jam. Among the big names confirmed are Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Queen lead guitarist Brian May.