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Gillan awarded “Friend of the Armenians”

Ian Gillan; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of kayos ProductionsFor his efforts in rebuilding the musical school in Armenia, Ian Gillan has been named Friend of the Armenians 2014 by the Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church in America.

He will be presented with the award at the 112th Diocesan Assembly in New York City. The presentation will be made during the assembly’s gala banquet on Friday evening, May 2, starting at 7 p.m., at Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium of the Diocesan Complex. For information on the banquet, contact Lorraine Marootian at (201) 560-1482.

Thanks to the Armenian Church of America and Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

17 Comments to “Gillan awarded “Friend of the Armenians””:

  1. 1
    Igor Tyulkin says:

    Thank you Ian!

  2. 2
    Xif Fix says:

    Thanks for bringing that to our attention

  3. 3
    Brad DeMoranville says:


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    Kenneth Hermanson says:

    Much forgotten Armenia,but America did benefit from many successful Armenians’ who immigrated here, very talented and resourceful people.

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    Thomas Bell says:

    Great, great people.

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    Alejandro Murchio says:

    sos un grande GUILLAN desde Argentina un saludo siempre te esperamos MASTER

  7. 7
    Salahzadə Tərlan says:


  8. 8
    Jose Arce says:

    Bono’s gonna hate it.

  9. 9
    Gerard Flanagan says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

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    Marcio Gomes Ramos says:


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    Mark Bryant says:

    Congrats Ian! What a great thing to do!

  12. 12
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    When it rains, it pours! Purple got Revolver Golden Gods Award as comeback of the year. Good.

  13. 13
    George Martin says:

    God bless you Ian. See you in August in Orlando at the Hard Rock. Can’t Wait!!!

  14. 14
    Nick says:

    Now, this award means something. You’re a good man, Gillan.

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    Jack says:

    Congrats Ian!! Best wishes from Mexico!! Tour here boys!!

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    GerAssenNetherlands says:

    Ian has a great heart !!!!! Superbbbbb !

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    Kim Peters says:

    A true hero!

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