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Memorabilia of BJ Wilson, Procol Harum's great percussionist

Tom-tom etc. 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 tom-tom and case at eBay

Listen to Gary Brooker's voice faltering with emotion as he describes the effect of BJ's drum entry on A Salty Dog! No doubt there
will be many fans, including amateur and professional musicians, who would be thrilled to own one of the tom-toms involved


The tom-tom is 13.5 inches across the head, and 10 inches deep. It is  presently fitted with
a Ludwig Weathermaster (heavy) head and a Rogers Weatherking A1

Like the other items offered in this sale, this drum 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

This is a Ludwig instrument bearing the number 7915. BJ Wilson painted it maroon, but beneath this is the
classic Ludwig Pearl finish which can be restored, if one wishes, given a suitable solvent.

The drum-case that comes with this instrument carries its own little bit of Procol history, recording its transit through JFK at some point

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

The drum snuggles closer down into its carrying case, whose straps and handle are in good serviceable condition

Bid for tom-tom and case at eBay
 


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