Procol Harum's 40th Anniversary, 21 July 2007
Palers' Band photographs from Martin Awsop (2)
BtP presents • Procol Harum's 40th Birthday Celebrations • 20 / 21 July 2007
Into the Flood:
Ian Hockley on piano, Gary Shepard guitar, Peter and Kari on the brass, Roland
Lots of backing vocalists on the riser behind, and percussionists near the Hammond
A moment's interplay between Gary and Peter
Stephen 'Doc' Wallace gave one of the
speeches at the Palers' Party, and presented the website
with an album of rare antipodean Procol photos: here Jens thanks him for his kind words
The Emperor's New Clothes, one of the best Paler performances we've ever heard:
Antonio on vocal, Peter on drums, Gary on bass; partly visible, Alberto Gallarini on the guitar
Simple Sister featuring Dave Ball on lead guitar: Søren Borello lead vocal, Andrè Romkes on drums
Simple Sister: various players present the 'chattering pianos' section from the middle ... Don, Peter, Søren with Roland
Simple Sister: Ian Hockley approaching through the audience, Antonio Costa Barbé approaching from stage left
Simple Sister: Antonio Costa Barbé plays from the wrong side of the keyboard ...
... and gradually moves round to a more
conventional position as Ian approaches the keyboard from under the piano
'Doc' Wallace on back-up guitar
Finally just two pianists remain to finish the song: son and father, Peter and Roland.
The antipodean photo-album remains safely on the piano despite the foregoing shenanigans
At the end of the Palers' Band performances, One-Eye springs a surprise presentation on the webmasters
A bottle for Jens, and a Harrods hamper
(held by merch supremo Andrea Ciccioriccio) for Roland: thanks, all!