killedbydeth: “Jon Lord was, to a large exten…

killedbydeth:

“Jon Lord was, to a large extent, responsible for me being in rock and roll. He was in a band called the Artwoods years ago, with Ronnie Wood’s brother Arthur. They were sort of a jazz-blues band, I guess. They played at the place in Wales where I was living, this dingy little boozer, and I was talking to Jon and, like an idiot, he gave me his address in London. So, of course, I went down there and he wasn’t there, but he was living at Art’s mother’s house where Ronnie Wood, who was in a band called The Birds, was living and they let me crash on the couch. I woke up and I’ve got all The Birds standing around me going, ‘What are you doing on Mom-mom’s couch?,’ all poking me with this terrible cockney rabble. I never forgot that Jon — a complete stranger, and I’m some kid — gave me his address to come down to London and see him. I often told him thanks for that. I saw him late last year in a hotel in Germany in Cologne. He was over there doing some orchestral stuff, and we talked in the bar for awhile… . I’m glad I saw him, since he’s since departed.” 

— Lemmy Kilmister