Steve Campos wrote to BtP in 1998, 'Stumbling upon the Procol Harum site was like running into old friends. I was lucky to have seen them in the early 70s at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium. As the announcer said when introducing them, they were "... a band of unusual taste and quality." How true that was, all the way through to their encore of Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
Now, December 2004, Steve renews his acquaintance as follows:
While looking through some old albums of mine I recently came upon the attached two photos of Procol Harum that I'd like to share with everyone, taken in 1971 at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium by my friend Steve Price. It was a show that stands out in my memory to this day, one of those nights that left everyone with a warm buzz for days (and in my case, years) after. Thanks for a superb site!
Robin Trower with his Strat; Chris Copping with
that open-back B3, and the 'fart machine', left-hand bass keyboard,
perched on the top ... as was necessary in these days of the four-piece band, when organ was required.
A bass guitar stands ready in the shadows
Gary Brooker, at a stately grand, in dreamy
mode. Surprising to see him in a fancy cape of this sort,
so many years after the brief vogue of the Mediaeval Spacemen outfits
Procol Harum tour-dates in 1971