He was the main reason I bought the bootlegs and live albums. Blackmore was always good but Jon was always better. You can compare a guitar and an organ as long as you're talking about phrasing and where you can take a solo. Also, he had a great way of getting out of a blooper and making it sound like it was on purpose. Jon was definitely an influence on me trying to be a better soloist. Just because I play guitar doesn't mean all my influences are guitarists.
So I did have my own little memorial and it went like this:
- Concerto CD (69)
- In Rock CD
- Rosa's Cantina
- Lazy (from In Concert)
- Abandon CD
In short, there will never be a better sound than Jon Lord at a Hammond Organ.