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Memorabilia of BJ Wilson, Procol Harum's great percussionist

Sizzle cymbal offered for sale, thanks to Gary Brooker 8 October 2014


Gary Brooker's vocal explanation of the items offered for auction: click to listen. Bid for cymbal, stand and case at eBay

Sizzle cymbal drilled for eight rivets (two missing) and muted with masking tape in two places
It weighs about 8.2 pounds, and is 22 inches across

Underneath the cymbal. The roadie's mark ('4') is seen on many concert photos of the era when
the photographer has been pointing the lens upward at BJ's kit from an offstage position

Detail showing condition of cymbal. Like the other items offered in this sale, this instrument belonged to BJ Wilson, who played it with Procol Harum for stage and recording work;
 it was later in the possession of Gary Brooker, who played BJ's kit for home demo purposes

Self-evidently we have not tidied up nor cleaned any of these items; they're offered in used condition and have clearly been in storage for quite a while.
Their historic patina will surely give them real appeal to BJ's fans they are as he handled them but of course they can also be
cleaned up, restored and so on as required by their eventual lucky owners

Another shot of the cymbal's undeberlly

It is being sold with stand as illustrated

There's rust on the chrome, which would not be difficult to clean up if one wished to. The red tape indicates the height
to which BJ liked the stand extended

It's a Premier stand, as marked, still with felt bushes

Detail of the flush bass of the stand

The sizzle cymbal fits exactly in this case, which advertises Sabian; please note however
that the instrument itself doesn't have a maker's mark on it

Bid for cymbal, stand and case at eBay


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