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Procol Harum's 40th Anniversary

London pictures from Roland at BtP (1)

BtP presents Procol Harum's 40th Birthday Celebrations 20 / 21 July 2007

Friday afternoon: beginning to set up the band on the stage at St John's Smith Square

Equipment waiting in the aisle ... to be used the following evening by Gary Brooker and Guests

Procol Harum take a breather from the soundcheck, and find themselves presented with bottles of wine, by One-Eye:
Geoff Whitehorn, Matt Pegg, Geoff Dunn, Gary Brooker, Josh Phillips

Keith Reid comes by on his handsome Polish velocipede to hear the sound-check

The steed in question

Brooker and Reid outside the artists' entrance at St John's Smith Square

Procol onstage, under the lights' sweltering heat: a brief and deserved drinks-break

Gary in his 1967 top; Geoff, unusually, in a shirt with sleeves

Pictured from the wings: Gary Brooker singing Missing Persons at Roland's Roland.
That bottle of water fell off moments later.

Part of Josh Phillips, more of Geoff Whitehorn, most of Matt Pegg. You can see from Geoff's shirt how hot it was onstage

Geoff Dunn, playing his first Procol gig in the UK; a much-appreciated addition to the line-up

Evan Wagshul's digits, and the published setlist: to which Procol did not adhere (here's what they did play)

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