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

Sunflower Jam has announced that the date for their special event to celebrate late Jon Lord has been set at April 4, 2014. It will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Artists confirmed so far include Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse. Iron Maiden frontman and long-time supporter of The Sunflower Jam, Bruce Dickinson, will also be performing along with Rick Wakeman, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe. The evening will be compered by Bob Harris.

They are also preparing for release The Best of The Sunflower Jam SUPERJAMS Live at The Royal Albert Hall DVD with highlights of the 2011 and 2012 events, which is “in the final stages of production”.

15 Comments to “Sunflower Jam news”:

  1. 1
    Bo says:

    THIS is one of a very few concerts where I just have to be there. All people who had played with Jon should be there. Also the person in black.
    If anyone says “Oh no he is to much…..” Get a life and respect Jon and Ritchies UNIQUE life together in the hole name of music and Deep Purple. Like or not.

  2. 2
    Bo says:

    HOLY name of…..

  3. 3
    juan S says:

    would be great to see and hear Ritchie playing with his band Carry On……Jon.

    There is only a dual problem, which the organizers invite him at the Sunflower Jam and Ritchie consent to go ……

    By the time we light the candles and pray.

  4. 4
    MortOver says:

    I’ve got it in my calender. Hoping for a bunch of surprises.

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    I thought it would be at The Royal Albert Hall, where else is there such a class venue, to pay respect to the maestro! RIP.

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    When I said ‘where else is there such a class venue’, I meant for Jon Lord’s concert event, him being from that part of the world, it is a wonderful tribute to him.
    There are plenty of other world class venues also on planet earth! Cheers.

  7. 7
    Héctor de San Martín says:

    Maybe Jon can make the reunion of all purps members. I hope so. Big Jon deserves it.

  8. 8
    starscreenbass says:

    why hasn’t gillan signed up already?

  9. 9
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @1 Bo,

    Amen to that!


  10. 10
    Steve B says:

    Maybe Ritchie and Ian are seeing which one can’t make it first!
    Or maybe my dreams come true and they walk out together to show their admiration and respect for Jon for one last time 🙂

  11. 11
    cyclone says:

    The entire DP family should make it a “must attend” event. Jon is gone..Funky Claude…even Dio..a distant related DP member…time is running out for a huge gathering of great musicians……

  12. 12
    raanan says:

    This is the place and time to bring them all, to pay tribute to Jon: Ian Gillan, Ritchie, Rod Evans (c’mmon, it was 33 years ago…), Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Simper. And Jon & Bolin will watch from heaven…

  13. 13
    Sara Waldock says:

    I attended 2012’s sunflower jam, it was a totally amazing night , I will be attending everyone one of these events in the future

  14. 14
    Dimitris says:

    Let’s hope it will be a proper tribute for the Maestro !
    Ritchie, Ian please leave everything behind …
    For music’s shake !

  15. 15
    jam says:

    No worries if Ian doesn’t want to sing with Ritchie, ask David Coverdale instead 🙂

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