Ashton, Gardner & Dyke

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke were an English organ-rock trio that released a 1969 self-titled album on Polydor, followed by two 1970–72 albums and a soundtrack on Capitol. Bassist Tony Ashton and drummer Roy Dyke hailed from the long-running R&B/beat combo Remo Four, which released the 1967 album Smile! Bassist Kim Gardner played in a latter-day […]

Ashton, Gardner & Dyke ‎– Ashton Gardner and Dyke (1969)

Ashton Gardner and Dyke is the debut album by the namesake English organ-rock trio, released in 1969 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Rolling Home” (3:35) A2. “Why Did You Go” (3:00) A3. “The Falling Song” (3:32) A4. “Young Man Ain’t Nothing In The World These Days” (4:06) A5. “Billy And His Piano Without” (4:02) A6. “Maiden […]

Jon Lord

Jon Lord (1941–2012) was an English organist and composer, best known as a mainstay of hard-rockers Deep Purple. An early proponent of orchestral rock, he composed the band’s three-movement Gemini Suite, recorded in 1970 with the Orchestra of the Light Music Society. Lord first emerged in The Artwoods, an R&B/beat group with drummer Keef Hartley […]

Tony Ashton & Jon Lord ‎– First of the Big Bands (1974)

First of the Big Bands is a collaborative album between organist/vocalist Tony Ashton and keyboardist Jon Lord, released in 1974 on Purple Records. Drumming is provided on select tracks by Ian Paice, with whom the pair would form a trio for 1977’s Malice in Wonderland album. Tracklist: A1. “We’re Gonna Make It” (3:52) A2. “Downside […]

Paice Ashton Lord ‎– Malice In Wonderland (1977)

Malice in Wonderland is a 1977 album by English hard-rock trio Paice Ashton Lord, released stateside on Warner Bros. and in Europe on Oyster/Polydor. The album marked the second collaboration between former Ashton Gardner & Dyke vocalist Tony Ashton and once/future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord, who are joined on this recording by Purple drummer […]

Paice Ashton Lord

Paice Ashton Lord was an English hard-rock band that released the album Malice in Wonderland on Oyster/Polydor in 1977. They centered on the super-trinity of vocalist Tony Ashton, organist Jon Lord, and drummer Ian Paice, the latter two of once-and-future Deep Purple fame. The project evolved from the 1974 album First of the Big Bands, […]