Album Description: This album "JON LORD - Before I Forget" is the 1982 solo album by Jon Lord, featuring a largely conventional eight-song line-up, no orchestra. Jon Lord uses synthesizers more than before, principally to retain an intimacy with the material and to create a jam atmosphere .


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Music Genre:

80s Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:


The album: "JON LORD - Before I Forget" was produced by: Jon Lord, Guy Bidmead

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Guy Bidmead, Mike Johnson

This album was recorded at: Brittania Row Studios

Album cover design:

Album cover photography:

Record Label Information:


Original Sound recordings made by John Coletta.

Harvest 1C 064-64 803

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1982 Made in Germany / Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: JON LORD - Before I Forget
    Jon Lord's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jon Lord: Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Mini Moog
  • Bernie Marsden: Guitar , lead vocals

      BERNIE MARSDEN a British musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known for his work as the guitarist for the legendary hard rock band, Whitesnake. He was born on May 7, 1951, in Buckinghamshire, England.

    Marsden began his music career in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a member of various bands, including "Skinny Cat" and UFO. In 1978, he joined Whitesnake, which was led by David Coverdale at the time. During his time with the band, Marsden co-wrote some of their most famous songs, including "Here I Go Again" and "Fool for Your Loving."

    After leaving Whitesnake in the mid-1980s, Marsden continued to work as a session musician and producer. He also released several solo albums, including "And About Time Too" and "Look at Me Now."

    Throughout his career, Marsden has been recognized as one of the most talented guitarists in the hard rock genre. He has been praised for his technical skill, his ability to write catchy and memorable riffs, and his contributions to the development of the hard rock sound in the 1980s.

  • Mick Ralphs: Guitar
  • Tony Ashton: Lead vocals
  • Elmer Gantry: Lead vocals
  • Vicky Brown: Lead vocal), backing vocals
  • Sam Brown: Backing vocals
  • Boz Burrell: Bass guitar
  • Neil Murray: Bass guitar

      Neil Murray (full-name: Philip Neil Murray) one of British most experienced Bass guitar players and best known for being a member of the British Hard Rock band: "Whitesnake". Murray has also performed and recorded with Black Sabbath ( Gt Britain ), Bob Marley & The Wailers, Colosseum II, Cozy Powell's Hammer, Gary Moore (GBR), Gilgamesh, Peter Green Splinter Group, The Brian May Band, Vow Wow (JPN), Whitesnake (GBR).

  • Ian Paice: Drums

    Ian Paice, whose full name is Ian Anderson Paice, is a British drummer renowned for his unparalleled tenure with the iconic band Deep Purple. He holds the distinction of being the only musician to have performed in all the line-ups of the band and appears on all their studio and live albums.

    Ian Paice was born on June 29, 1948, in Nottingham, City of Nottingham, England, United Kingdom. From a young age, he displayed a natural talent and passion for drumming, setting the stage for his illustrious career.

    Paice's remarkable journey with Deep Purple commenced in 1968 when he joined the band as their drummer. At the age of 20, he embarked on a musical odyssey that would solidify his place in rock history. Throughout the years, he lent his powerful and dynamic drumming style to numerous albums and projects undertaken by Deep Purple.

    His contributions to Deep Purple's albums include the early classics such as "Shades of Deep Purple" (1968) and "In Rock" (1970), where his energetic drumming played an integral role in defining the band's distinctive sound. Paice's rhythmic prowess shines through on iconic tracks like "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star," captivating audiences worldwide.

    As Deep Purple evolved and explored different musical territories, Ian Paice remained an essential and unwavering presence. He contributed to albums such as "Machine Head" (1971), "Made in Japan" (1972), and "Perfect Strangers" (1984), showcasing his versatility and adaptability as a drummer.

    In addition to his tenure with Deep Purple, Paice's talent extended to other musical ventures. He collaborated with artists such as Whitesnake, including albums like "Trouble" (1978) and "Live in Heart of the City" (1980), as well as Jon Lord's album "Before I Forget" (1982). These collaborations further solidified his reputation as a highly sought-after drummer in the rock music scene.

    Ian Paice's dedication to his craft and his unwavering commitment to Deep Purple has earned him accolades and a devoted fan base worldwide. His powerful and precise drumming style, combined with his ability to adapt and evolve, have made him an influential figure in the realm of rock music.

    With a career spanning several decades, Ian Paice's impact on the music industry is immeasurable. His drumming has provided the backbone to countless rock anthems, leaving an indelible mark on the history of Deep Purple and cementing his status as one of the greatest drummers in rock and roll.

  • Cozy Powell: Drums

    Cozy Powell, born as Colin Flooks, was a renowned British drummer hailing from Cirencester, Gloucestershire. He left an indelible mark on the music industry through his exceptional drumming skills and his contributions to numerous hard rock and heavy metal bands. Powell's career spanned from 1968 to 1998, during which he showcased his talent and versatility in over two dozen bands, leaving a lasting impact on the genre.

    Born on 29 December 1947, Powell developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at a young age. He honed his skills through dedication and practice, eventually gaining recognition for his technical proficiency and powerful playing style.

    Powell's breakthrough came in the late 1960s when he joined the band Bedlam, marking the beginning of his professional career in the music industry. From there, he embarked on a remarkable journey, collaborating with some of the most notable acts in hard rock and heavy metal.


    One of Powell's notable achievements was his association with Black Sabbath, one of the pioneering bands in the heavy metal genre. He lent his drumming expertise to their album "Tyr" in 1990, contributing to the band's legacy. Powell's collaborations with other prominent bands included his work with the Michael Schenker Group, Rainbow, and Whitesnake.

    Throughout his career, Powell displayed his versatility by adapting to different musical styles and bands. His drumming prowess added depth and energy to each project he worked on. Powell was not only a skilled drummer but also a sought-after collaborator, thanks to his ability to seamlessly blend with various musicians and bring out the best in their performances.

    Apart from his work with bands, Powell also ventured into solo projects. He formed the band Cozy Powell's Hammer and released several albums showcasing his musical vision and drumming expertise. Powell's solo work allowed him to explore his creativity and demonstrate his capabilities as a bandleader.

    Powell's contributions extended beyond the stage and recording studio. He was known for his charismatic stage presence and energetic performances, captivating audiences around the world. His dynamic drum solos became a highlight of his live shows, earning him admiration and respect from fans and fellow musicians alike.

    Tragically, Powell's career was cut short on 5 April 1998, when he passed away in a car accident at the age of 50. His untimely demise shocked the music community, and the loss of his talent left a void that is still felt today.

  • Simon Phillips: Drums
  • Simon Kirke: Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "JON LORD - Before I Forget"

The detailed tracklist of this record "JON LORD - Before I Forget" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "Chance on a Feeling" – 4:06
  2. "Tender Babes" – 4:04
  3. "Hollywood Rock And Roll – 4:06
  4. "Bach Onto This" – 7:59
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Before I Forget" – 5:04
  2. "Say Its Alright" – 4:47
  3. "Burntwood" – 4:00
  4. "Where Are You?" – 5:00


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