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Procol Harum in Cascais, Portugal

24 and 25 February 1973


António Alfaiate sent this to BtP and Martin Clare kindly translated it from Portuguese into English:

Two ‘rock’ concerts by ‘Procol Harum’ at the Cascais Pavilion

The English group Procol Harum appears at the Cascais Pavilion on the 24th and 25th, in two concerts of ‘rock’ music.

Procol Harum, who recorded their last album live with the Edmonton (Canada) Symphony Orchestra and the Da Camera Singers, before an audience of 3,000, come to Portugal with this line-up: Oary Broower (writes, plays piano and organ and sings); Alan Cartwright (bass guitar); Barrie Wilson (drums); Keith Reid (writes); Chris Copping (organ and piano); and Mick Orabham (guitar).

Despite a number of changes in the group’s personnel during its existence, there is one thing which remains untouchable: the creative force of Procol, guaranteed by Oary Broower and Keith Reid.

It is these two musicians who, together, write the songs of ‘Procol’ and who since the bewildering upsurge of ‘rock’ groups in 1966 have kept the group consistently creative and prominent.

Procol Harum’s performances, both on record and on stage, have made them a front-line group for the last four years and the music they have produced has entitled them to a position of primacy in the world of ‘rock’.

On the 24th the concert is at 9.30 pm and on the 25th at 5.00 pm. Ticket prices vary between 70$00 (stalls) and 175$00 (dress circle). [NB the $ here is the symbol of Portugal’s pre-Euro currency the escudo, not any kind of dollar!]

[The text below the photograph reads ‘Keith Reid, who has written Procol Harum’s songs since 1966’.]  


Procol's 1973 tour schedule

 


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