Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home

From Pam Quinn's scrapbook

Portraits of Rob Trower


Robin Trower, without his 'natural blond' hair, looking at Paramounts pinups in which he has got blond hair figure that out, sleuths!

From the wallpaper, this is the same room that Barrie and Gary were photographed in.

Maybe the intruder (Brooker?) and the foregrounded detritus in this picture, tell us that this was not as carefully posed as some of the other shots in the sequence?

Here's the moveable panel again, Brooker's Sophoclean figures replaced with Jackie covers, pinned up in a rather improbably random fashion.

Robin's foot rests on the same plinth that Gary used: it could conceivably be a drawer, perhaps pulled out of the mirrored dressing-table; or maybe it's part of a photographer's kit, since the tripod-leg, the dangling cable-release, and the excellent resolution of the lens all suggest something more than amateur snapshotting. Mysteriously, however, this is evidently not taken with the camera on the tripod!

The Jackie covers are marked 1964, thus dating the pictures in this sequence to after 7 March, the date of the Lennon-covered edition on the far right of the shot. (RC)


Pam doesn't remember anything particular from the furnishings in this sequence, but the twin beds made her think of the room shared by Barrie and his brother Richard. Frans Steensma feels that the sequence from which these pictures come was ' probably made at Barrie's house in Derby Road, Ponders End.' (more from Frans here)


BJ's page at BtP

More from Pam Quinn's scrapbook


PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home