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The church organ

This is a rather unusual cover even by our standards. Child in Time performed on a church organ at the funeral of German actor and Deep Purple fan Jan Fedder, who succumbed to cancer on December 30, 2019, aged 64. To the wider audience outside Germany Jan might be known for his role of Petty Officer Pilgrim in 1981 miniseries and movie Das Boot.

Vocals: Jessy Martens
Organ: Manuel Gera

Jan was friends with Jon Lord. Here is Jon wishing him a happy birthday in 2005 and sending him tickets for his gig in Hamburg:

At the gig, Jon asked if Jan was in the audience and wished him a belated happy birthday.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

6 Comments to “The church organ”:

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    Friedhelm says:

    I was there that night in Hamburg. A night to remember …

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    Morten Overgaard says:

    And I see Klaus Meine at the service.

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    Jeogger Matthews says:


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    Kevin Kivlin says:

    As impressive a performance by Jessay it was , it really confirms what a fantastic voice Ian Gillan had in the day .

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    Podzilla says:

    Goosebumps …

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