A memorial concert for Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, who passed away on New Year’s night, sold all its 4600 tickets within four hours. Several well known names will appear during the concert that takes place on what would have been his 64 year old birthday.
As previously reported Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, who represented Denmark at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, died in his bed shortly after midnight on New Year’s night. He was a household name from the early 70’s and up until his death still quite active with concerts and album recordings. An album to be released before Christmas 2011 was just about to be recorded in Nashville, USA.
A memorial concert will be held on Monday the 7th of February in NRGi Arena in Århus, where Bamse also lived. All the performing artists are doing it for free and the income from the concert goes to the Diabetes organisation and Children with Cancer at Skejby, a local hospital. In particular the Diabetes organisation he had close connection to.
The singers at the concert will be: Anders Blichfeldt, Lis Sørensen, Lars Lilholt, Anne Mette Elten and four artists with a Danish final background: Kim Larsen (1978), Jacob Haugaard (1999), Stig Rossen (1988 and 2007) and Peter Belli (1982, 1989 and 1996). Host at the concert will be Denmark’s legendary Grand prix host and Eurovision Commentator Jørgen De Mylius.
Flemming Bamse Jørgensen was a big fan of the local football club AGF and they are also planning a tribute to him at their first match, after the winter break, in March.