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Jon Lord for BBC Proms petition

Jon Lord at the Sunflower Jam 2011; Photo © Axel Dauer

Elinor Bostock has started an online petition to get Jon Lord and his music featured at the BBC Proms:

While the programme is probably set already for 2012 there is always a chance for future years. It was partly the Financial Times’ idea actually. Their review of Deep Purple’s O2 concert ended with “Go on Proms: book Deep Purple for next year”. Jon is perhaps a more likely candidate. I am sure I don’t need to convince any of you that this is a worthy cause.

The initiative has already received support from Jon’s management and JonLord.org.

Sign the petition here.

17 Comments to “Jon Lord for BBC Proms petition”:

  1. 1
    David McCrory says:

    Already signed up, Go on sign it up!

  2. 2
    Dimitris Mpilimpaikos says:

    That’s great !!!
    I ‘ve already signed the petition !
    Keep up the good work !

  3. 3
    Rob says:

    Yes but let him get well first!

  4. 4
    Rick Freeman says:

    This is a wonderful idea. Jon should be recognized for his contributions to music no matter the Forum. Thanks to Lady Elinor for this great endeavor.

  5. 5
    Jerry says:

    Makes perfect sense to me. Especially if the Durham Concerto and / or Sarabande were performed.

  6. 6
    byron says:

    Count me in!If someone deserves it,it’s Jon!

  7. 7
    Stephan Janson says:

    He’s worth it…already signed the petition. Greets

  8. 8
    paul anderson says:

    if they ahve done Frank Zappa then it think jon Lord is a great candidate, also what about Deep Purple for the Electric proms!!

  9. 9
    Roberto says:

    the first to introduce classic music into rock (with the Artwoods, before K.Emerson) and the inventor a of a new hammond sound…this could be enough to be there…

  10. 10
    Jim Irons says:

    Well done Elinor, glad to be a part of the petition. Jon certainly deserves it.

  11. 11
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:


    AGREED!! I’ve seen Paul McCartney, The Who and others chosen and aired here in the States on VH-1C. That is a perfect platform for Purple and should be offered a spot. As for JL getting in on this, without a doubt a no-brainer.


  12. 12
    Elinor says:

    Thank you to everyone who has signed it. It’s great to see there is so much support but we need more. Those who have been thinking about it, please do sign it. I will let you know about progress. And everyone, please tell your friends. Spread the word!

  13. 13
    Bo says:

    When he is fit again he has to be there – and then adding the Sir title to his name. Wake op Queen of England, or the people around you!

  14. 14
    Michiel says:

    I think ‘Sarabande’ will be perfect, with ‘Bach Onto This’ as en encore. Better leave ‘Windows’, er, closed.

  15. 15
    Vavoom says:

    “Jon Lord Blues Project – Live” album (2011) has very popular in Germany.

  16. 16
    brad says:

    The Financial Times review called Gillan “stocky and balding.” Huh?

  17. 17
    Rogier says:

    A little over 300 to go. Come on make that effort and make sure this is achieved today and if not today than by tomorrow.

    Can’t wait to see the ‘concerto for group and orchestra’ and some assorted JL-stuff done during the proms, preferably by Jon and his pals of old.

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