Iron Maiden Singer and Deep Purple Stars Lead Jon Lord Tribute Show

04/21/2014
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(hennemusic) "Celebrating Jon Lord", a tribute concert to honor the late Deep Purple keyboardist's life and music was held at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 4, and video from the event has surfaced.

Hosted by the BBC's Bob Harris, the show featured rock legends including Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Rick Wakeman, Micky Moody, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

"The Sunflower Jam headquarters are almost recovered from Celebrating Jon Lord! Almost… but not quite!," said organizers after the event. "After eighteen months, 15,000+ emails, hundreds of hours on the phone and what felt like a million meetings, we were finally able to celebrate Jon Lord in the only way we know how - rock n'roll."

"The evening was an enormous success and we are currently in the process of finalising the amount of money raised but in the meantime we would like to take this opportunity to thank you - Jammers - for making it the night that it was," the continued. "We simply couldn't do what we do if you didn't go out and spend your hard-earned cash on tickets for our events. Since Friday we have been inundated with email from Jammers, artists, guests, friends, family and press all blown away for the event. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it." Watch video here.

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