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Don Airey

Don Airey was born on June 21, 1950 in Sunderland, England as Donald Airey. He is married to Doris. They have three children. See full bio »

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The Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest Himself - Conductor: United Kingdom
Wacken 3D
Wacken 3D Himself


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 1997 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special) (performer: "Love Shine A Light")
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 2014 Celebrating Jon Lord (Video)
 2014 Wacken 3D (Documentary)
Himself (as Deep Purple)
 2007 Guitar Gods: Ritchie Blackmore (Video documentary)
 2007 Highway Star: A Journey in Rock (Documentary)
 2004 Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues: Live at Montreux 1990 (Video)
Himself - Organ / Keyboards
 1997 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special)
Himself - Conductor: United Kingdom
 1985 Rainbow: The Final Cut (Video documentary)
 1984 Ozzy Osbourne: Bark at the Moon (Video)
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 2003 Jon Lord: With Pictures (Video documentary)

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Recorded a solo album "K2" in 1988. The remastered edition was released in 1999 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Airey's musical career.

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Deep Purple

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[on joining Deep Purple] The thought crossed my mind a few years ago: "If Jon [Jon Lord] retired . . . ? Naaaah . . . They'd never ask me". So when he did and they did, I jumped at the chance and it exceeded my expectations from the first number I played with them, "Woman from Tokyo", at the Skanderborg Festival in 2001. Touring Russia and the U.S. last year was a highlight and recording a new ... See more »


Has played with Whitesnake. See more »

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