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Scenes from Palers' Convention, 16 June 2001

More pictures from Hermann Braunschmidt


Toastmaster Jens does the compering at the start of the Convention

And Roland does the same towards the end

Gary is invited up to draw the signed Procol tee-shirt raffle.
'94' urges Richard, under his breath.
Sure enough, against all odds, Maestro Brooker picks Richard's ticket

Gary introduces the Palers to the tailored tail-coat that he wore during the Something Magic Tour
(UK and USA), which will in due time be offered for auction at BtP

Says Frans, "Bambi Ballard [maker of the coat] is the daughter of one of Britain's first jazz writers, the novelist Eric Ballard. She is married to Robin Denselow, in the seventies rock critic for The Guardian and director of Panorama.

"She worked on films in Greece and Spain and in the rag trade, as well as a short spell at the Mermaid Theatre, before she began making shirts, notably for Sammy Davis. After designing for Elkie Brooks, she decided to specialise in fashion for rock performers. In 1972 she finished theatre design at Chelsea and Wimbledon art schools. The first band she made clothes for was Illusion. She also designed for The Bay City Rollers, The Sweet, Steeleye Span and Alex Harvey. Gary's suit was designed in February 1977."

Luckily Frans Steensma ('Thank you Mr Memory') is to hand with all the details about the tailor (see above)

BtP talks to Chris Copping at midnight
for the
'Too Many Poets' verdict

Roland is permitted to wear the tail-coat while
the Palers' Band plays Crucifiction Lane

 


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