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Procol Harum / Frankie Miller

'Over the Rainbow'


The only strictly PH track on this album is a slightly lacklustre Grand Hotel, notable for its inclusion of part of Over the Rainbow (the song that was at one time going to be excised from The Wizard of Oz!) in the central section.

There's also Frankie Miller (introduced by GB as 'a man who's going to be a treat ... Scotland's foremost poet, Mr Frankie Miller') singing Brickyard Blues backed by Procol Harum with a Brooker harmony vocal. Other Miller / Harum tracks on the night included Devil Gun, He'll Have To Go, If You Need Me, and Dylan's It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry, all delivered with real panache by Miller, and backed very solidly though it didn't sound over-rehearsed by 'our boys'.

BJ Wilson would go on to join Frankie Miller's band in 1978, before hooking up with Joe Cocker. He played on Miller's Double Trouble album and also on some BBC sessions that year: see the release dates of 1978 and 1994 here.


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