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See and read The Sunflower Jam

Deep Purple’s appearance at The Sunflower Jam turned into a very different show, high on improvisation and special guests.

Introduced by Yes’ Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple got under way with Pictures of Home and a pumping start.

– That’s Johnny Lord!, exclaimed Ian Gillan after Hush with an extended solo from Jon Lord – and then Gillan introduced Wring That Neck from The Book of Taliesyn – ‘I must have been only 15 in those days.’

For the encores of their 65-minute set, Deep Purple were joined by Bruce Dickinson and Ade Omotayo from Amy Winehouse’s band. Together they did a rare version of Little Richard’s Lucille.

Read the full report and see all the photos at JonLord.org.

5 Comments to “See and read The Sunflower Jam”:

  1. 1
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Thanks for the great review and thanks to Ras for the fantastic fotos!

    This must have been a fantastic event.


  2. 2
    Roy says:

    How great it must have been for the band to be able to do this, and a big hug to Don Airey for being such a sport:-) To bad Gillan had the flu, but there you go. If anyone else in the band has the flu no one notice, but when it’s the singer everyone can hear it. It’s a rough spot to be in, but we all know what he is capable of when he is in his usual shape:-)

    Nice one guys!!!

  3. 3
    George Martin says:

    Was this show recorded? Audio/Video or both?

  4. 4
    Syed Al-Jamalulail says:

    Love DP, they are my #1 Hard Rock band, from MK1 till the current member.
    I hope this is recorded on DVD.
    DP 4 ever!

  5. 5
    Paul says:

    Great review, helping me to imagine being in the audience.
    I have always loved the way my favourite bands (Deep Purple being one of course) clearly enjoy being up there (usually, everyone has a “bad day at the office” once in a while) and react, invent, change what is going on.
    Credit to everyone on stage at Sunflower – for the music and for the fund raising.

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