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The Sunflower Jam charity are proud to present Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall, a night where some of the world's biggest names in music come together to honour the life and work of the late, great Jon Lord.
The concert will give fans a chance to relive Jon Lord's remarkable and extensive musical career, remembering music from Paice Ashton Lord, Deep Purple, his later classical compositions and everything in between.
The 83-piece Orion Orchestra, conducted by Paul Mann, will perform and will accompany artists such as Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, Joe Brown and many more.
Ian Paice best known as the drummer of rock band Deep Purple. As of Jon Lord's departure in 2002, he is the only continuous member of the band, and as such is the only member to appear on every album the band has released. He has also been the drummer for Whitesnake and the Gary Moore Band.
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Bass player, songwriter and producer who made his name with Deep Purple. Roger was also a mainstay in Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and has worked with everyone from Rory Gallagher to Judas Priest.
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Don Airey has been the keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002. He plays classic tracks from his illustrious past career. As well as Deep Purple this includes – Rainbow, Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash and many more. With a musical history as rich as that, it is no wonder that Don was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For lovers of Classic Rock, Prog Rock or just good music.
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At some point in his career, Steve Morse has probably won almost every imaginable 'Best Guitar Player' poll that has been invented. His distinguished career began in the 1970's playing with the Dixie Dregs. He has since played with the good and the great including Kansas and Deep Purple, as well as making a name for himself as a solo performer.
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Bruce Dickinson is a rock legend. One of the world’s most storied musicians, Bruce has been the internationally-acclaimed lead singer of Iron Maiden for more than 30 years, and he’s lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too. A true polymath, Bruce is an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.
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Classically trained pianist, Rick dropped out from the Royal College of Music to forge a career in music. He recorded 'Space Oddity' with David Bowie at the start of a career as a session musician in which he has played over 2000 different songs. A member of The Strawbs, he left to join rock supergroup Yes in 1971 - an association he has maintained irregularly over the subsequent years. Rick has also recorded a number of highly successful solo albums, and has forged a side career as a professional raconteur; most recently as MC for Jongleurs comedy club. Rick's live shows range from rock to classical, from new age and new world music to incredibly funny storytelling.
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Joe started his musical career as a guitarist, working with the likes of Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. In 1960, he formed his own group Joe Brown & The Bruvvers and had numerous top ten hits including the number 1 hit 'Picture Of You'. Joe has also starred in six major motion pictures, and appeared many times on the West End stage. Unlike many other stars from the '60s who have reformed their bands now that there is such interest in their music again, Joe has never stopped working, he performs nearly 200 shows a year and has kept his music current throughout.
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Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe was born in Blackpool to opera loving parents, with his Mother from Co. Mayo and his father from Norway. In this short time he has moved from being a Car Mechanic to an award winning Broadway star. His enchanting voice has captured the hearts of audiences and critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Alfie has moved further away from his traditional operatic repertoire on recent recordings and has never sounded so coolly contemporary, applying his extraordinary voice to a soulful set of country and blues, folk and gospel, standards and originals such as, ‘Georgia On My Mind’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and ‘Glory, Glory Hallelujah’. His repertoire draws on the full range of his musical interests, from pop to rock to classical to musical theatre.
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The veteran Radio 2 'whispering' presenter.
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Orion Chamber Orchestra
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Deep Purple have emerged as a true institution of the British hard rock community. Formed in England in 1968, and releasing their debut album that year, the band have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Iconic hits include 'Smoke On The Water', 'Highway Star', 'Space Truckin'', 'Hush' and 'My Woman From Tokyo', with albums such as Fireball, Machine Head and Made in Japan remaining classics decades after their release. Surviving almost limitless line-up changes, the current line-up - Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey - continues to release ground-breaking, earth-shattering rock of the highest calibre. The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.
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Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Gore
- SW7 2AP
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