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Sunflower Jam 2012

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The 2012 edition of the Sunflower Jam will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, September 16. Apparently Jon Lord’s treatment is proceeding well enough that he is billed to appear there. (And with the whole thing being organized by his sister-in-law, this must come from pretty close to home, so the news are really encouraging).

Other people confirmed so far include Ian Paice, Bruce Dickinson, violinist Nigel Kennedy, and opera singer Alfie Boe. Tickets priced £30 – £130 (plus booking fee) will go on sale through Eventim and the RAH box office soon.

Thanks to Planet Mosh for the info.

20 Comments to “Sunflower Jam 2012”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    Hope Dan McCafferty and Jhon Lawton, the most underrated singers, will be there too…

  2. 2
    Scott says:

    Great news about Jon…

  3. 3
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    Glad to see here that there is some positive news regarding the great Maestro. Now, while there is a glimmer of hope for some future music from Mr. Lord, how about taking that gift and grabbing Blackmore by the ‘hair-piece’ and pulling him loose from Candice’s grip of his ‘cod-piece’ for a collaboration on some ROCK, BLUES or BOTH. Come on Jon and Ritchie, IT’s TIME!!


  4. 4
    Bo says:

    Jon Lord getting so much better. The best Purple related news for MANY years. Big smile from me 🙂

  5. 5
    Hiza says:

    Great news, indeed! Hats off to Mr. Lord. Couldn´t agree more with Tracy. It´s time for Jon & Ritchie !

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    Yes we are hoping for Jon Lord’s recovery & all hope he is well. With regards to a possible album with The Man In Black, one thing we need to happen, or not to happen, is Candice Night’s non involvement in any way possible to the album! No vocal or additional vocals, no attempt at songwriting in any way, & no anything else! Man, she bores me to tears, & please don’t anyone mention her supposed looks etc! Vanity is shallow indeed!

  7. 7
    daviep79 says:

    Great news about Jon!! He is beating the demon inside him and the battle rages on!! [Sorry. couldnt resist that] ! LOL!!! I like Tracy’s idea: Let em rock!!! Life is too short. I wanna hear Lord & Blackmore loud!

  8. 8
    Purple Ron says:

    Fantastic positive news regarding Jon’s health and his future musical activities. Praise the Lord! I would love to see Jon & Ritchie playing together again. Richtie has always said in interviews that he would consider to do a ‘one off’ reunion show for good times sake when the time and circumstances are right. I think that this is not only A right time, but I honestly think that this is THE right moment for such a reunion! On top of that comes the fact that this a charity show, and that should be the main driving force.
    And what other venue than the Royal Albert Hall would be more perfectly fitting such an event? I hope that everyone concerned and involved (artists, managers, etc.) should realise that this is a not to be missed opportunity. Fingers crossed and hope that someone out there will be able to persuade the right people in order to get this together!

  9. 9
    Fan says:

    Mark II – 2012

  10. 10
    HardRockPete says:

    Best wishes goes out to Mr. Jon Lord!!! May he be completely cured soon, and may the Maestro long continue sharing his gift with us poor sods!!!!!

  11. 11
    Reno says:

    In deed good new’s to hear ! Best wishes to Jon Lord from THE USA , Wish i could b there !

  12. 12
    Alfredo vega says:

    Mr Lord, getting setter Superb!!!! Great News

  13. 13
    Alfredo vega says:

    Mr Lord, getting better? Superb!!!! Great News

  14. 14
    Les Hedger says:

    Best wishes Mr. Jon Lord. Great News!!!

  15. 15
    Chip says:

    Doubt it would happen, but getting Blackers on stage for a one time jam session….and play some instrumental pieces like Wring That Neck…Son of Alerik….

    It would be doable and very cool and would raise a ton of money!

    Just saying…

  16. 16
    Dimitris Bilimpaikos says:

    All my best to Jon, well done soon Maestro ! Let’s hope to have a jam with Ritchie one day, but first all our prayers for his health !

  17. 17
    Drdp says:

    I think it’s safe to say We Love You here Lordy. Maestro,Keep getting better.

  18. 18

    Buenas noticias que el maestro Lord se esta recuperando de esa terrible enfermedad,vamos a elevar nuestras oraciones para siga en ese camino.

  19. 19
    Lenours says:

    Une nouvelle particulièrement réjouissante, qui me réchauffe le coeur.

  20. 20
    Dan Russell says:

    Agree!!!!!!!!!! with everyone above, this is The Time! I’m booking my fligh Tom the US now!

    Side note, just read that Jon suffers from pancreatic cancer, never saw a post that mentioned that:


    We love you Jon Lord!

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