Jon Lord playing the Duchess of York
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Deep Purple founder Jon Lord wanted to be actor

Deep Purple keyboard player and founder Jon Lord played the Duchess of York in a school production of Richard III, his friend Rick Wakeman has discovered.

A year after Lord's death, Wakeman visited his home city of Leicester and discovered that Lord originally wanted to be an actor.

Jon Lord: It's All Music is on BBC One in the East Midlands at 23:25 on Sunday.