How the tale unfolds ...
Procol features originating on this website
About the band name
The Latin theory (includes the Arabic theory!)
Procul Harun: Marcus Gary's brilliant investigative trail pieces together the 40-year enigma of the band's name, the cat who originally owned it, and all the links, coincidences and associated.blind alleys along the way
The cat theory: a miscellany of pieces about the original, feline bearer of the band's name
Some contemporary Procol cats, licence-plates etc., and an American crossword-clue
A mountain named after Procol Harum, a racehorse named after Procol Harum, a star named after BJ Wilson, and the Procol Harum orchid
About the players
The Musicians' pages - biography, discography, pictures, and links to further articles
A pictorial miscellany
Procol Harum family-tree, parts one and two: a graphical history by Jonas Söderström
Books about Procol Harum
1975: Curved Air's Francis Monkman ... will he join Procol Harum? A wide-ranging interview ...
A Note on Gary's Composing by Anthony Rowat
Authorised excerpts from Dave Ball's autobiography
CD releases by Procol fans: Amorta, Frightening Beauty, Inferno, Resolution, Where the Glass Birds Fly, Beauty and Innocence, The Other End of the Wheel, This Pilgrim's Progress, Northern Sky, Reflections in my Tea
'I guess I was born at the right time'. Bert Saraco on the various Procol Harum guitarists
Leo Kottke connection (illustrated)
Links between Procol Harum and Southend's Mickey Jupp: see here too
Matthew Fisher talks to Marcelo Pereira
Roland Clare talks to Gary Brooker, to Geoff Whitehorn, to Mick Grabham, to Bobby Harrison, to Richard Brown, briefly to Keith Reid, and to Kenny White, lifelong friend of Barrie Wilson
Ronald L Smith's comprehensive interviews with Matthew Fisher and with Pete Solley
The Mammoth Task: Procol Harum stories and snippets comprehensively excerpted from NME for BtP by Yan Friis
The Procol Harum Diary: work in progress on a timeline from the musicians' births forwards.
The Procol musical legacy of Dave Ball, and of Ray Royer and Bobby Harrison
What-if History of Procol Harum by davelee
Who is Procol Harum, asks Joan May
The History of the Band written for this website by Ronald L Smith
Where do Procolers' surnames originate?
A fascinating interview with Derek Sutton, one-time Procol Harum manager
1971: The Illustrated In Held 'Twas in I ... by Carole M Hassan
2003 tour memorablia for sale: unique items
Procol Harum at 40
Parodies of Procol Harum song words
Shine Online: an online version of the 90s' paper Shine On fanzine
A radio interview about an astonishing AWSoP collection
George Lovell's brilliant little Procol Harum book, The Waiter Brought a Tray
What does 'Prog Rock' mean, and how does Procol Harum music fit into the genre?
Lookalikes: Gary Brooker in leftwing politics? Gary Brooker in the Salvation Army?
A Salty Dog, mentioned by a journalist in the context of 'safely unattainable shores' in The Scotsman
A summary of Procol's Progress in the first five years since the Procol Party at Redhill
A Whiter Shade ... goes extra-terrestrial: superb feature on science-fiction and how we listen to Procol Harum music, by Jonas Söderström
Why It's Always Better to Have Procol Harum Stuck in Your Head ...
Numerous novels with a Procoloid thread
About the supposed Lost Matthew Fisher album
Add yourself to our register of online Procol Harum fans by clicking here; subscribe to our occasional Procol newsletter by visiting this page
Amorta: Procol-influenced music from a major fan; Baroque Rock from Les Fradkin
A Moody Blues fan admits to his anti-Procol prejudice ... and reviews all their albums!
An address to a conference of Scottish Anaesthetists ... about Procol Harum ...
Benefits of searching for Procol lore at BtP, as opposed to phoning a friend: nice story here
'Beyond the Pale' celebrated its first birthday here, and held its own interactive celebrations for Christmas 1997, (see also a wander through my Christmas cards), Christmas 1998, Christmas 1999 (see also Palers' wish-lists to Santa 1999 and 2000); the first Palers' Convention, held at Guildford in September 2000, is extensively recorded here, to say nothing of parties that followed at Kristiansand, Manchester, Croydon, and Los Angeles; webmasters' message for 2000/2001 is here, and that from a decade later is here
April Fool's Day at 'Beyond the Pale': 2011, 2010, 2009/2009, 2008, 2007, 2006/2006/2006, 2005/2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999/1999, 1998
'Beyond the Pale' visitors celebrated Walpurgis Night 1998 with a
fine suite of Repent Walpurgis articles, and the Redhill
First Anniversary likewise.
'Beyond the Pale': as well as being a PH song, it's this website, a folk band, an album of contemporary klezmer
Brief account of 32 years of live Procoldom: including the whereabouts of some equipment stolen from the band
Procol on their first visit to New York City
Brief memo of the organ set-up at a 1968 Procol Harum gig
Brooker, Reid and Trower comment on Jimi Hendrix … and he on them
Carmen - a band even more forgotten than Procol Harum
College report! A 17-year old Danish girl gives a comprehensive and personal account of Procol Harum.
Did Procol Harum play Wreck of the Hesperus live in 1969?: concert memoir by Peter Tutak
Gary Brooker's hand-prints, and Procol Harum (not yet) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Procol at Mme Tussaud's (not!)
Have you got a Procol Harum anecdote to contribute to a forthcoming book? If so, please see here (posted October 2002)
In January 2003, some 250 survey-respondents gave an interesting glimpse of the North-American attitude to Procol Harum and to this website
Joan May's Synthophobia; Gary Brooker's 'faux' grand piano
Life-landmarks: Procol Harum in our personal history, as our 'Basement Analysts'; a psychedelic love-story here and a second-generation AWSoP marriage; a family encounter with Gary and Matthew; a new-born's present
Mac Gajda's story about life with Procol Harum behind Poland's iron curtain
Many Procol Harum articles, full of insight and scholarly research from Frans Steensma
Musicians and other artists praise Procol Harum: a list of links here
Musician knocked down by Gary Brooker in front of 40,000 fans
Numerous gigs remembered (by Andrew Slim)
Numerous gigs remembered (by Harry Salzberg) and a 1970 Ode to Procol Harum (by his simple sister)
Paler-power in action: Procol Harum fans bewail perceived snub: from Florida's Sun Sentinel in August/September 2001
Peyton Place - A 'Procol Hairum' melange from the late 'honorary Procoler', Beverly Peyton
Presenting Keith Reid words to an Eng Lit class at Rutgers University: Greg Panfile
Procol at Atlanta 1973, a vivid memoir of missing them, by Brent Coursey
Procol at San Antonio, Texas: Sunday 26 July 1970:
Mike Morgan's exciting reminiscence
Procol at Houston, Texas in 1970: Mike Morgan's amusing reminiscence
Procol at Cropredy, 1995: Richard Ashworth's funny and revealing account of his family going to the festival
Procol at Palm Springs, 1969: a vivid concert memoir by AJ Johnson
Procol at the Atlanta Pop Festival: a vivid concert memoir by Richard Beck
Procol at the Shepherds Bush Empire: a vivid concert memoir by George Beck
Procol Harum / Matthew Fisher music used in Church
Procol Harum and the dawn of rock in the 'alternative reality' of 60s Uruguay - feature by Marcelo Pereira
Procol Harum and the Tavistock ticket
Vinter's Gazetteer – a fascinating book to anyone interested in one of the most swingeing changes to affect the United Kingdom during the rock'n'roll era – by a hardcore Procol Harum fan
Procol Harum in Venezuela
Procol Harum play Nashville and Atlanta, and win a life-long fan
Procol Harum through Italian eyes: a weighty sleeve-note, translated
Procol's achievements and place in Rock History
Putative links between Procol Harum and Monty Python
Rouslan Minin's story about life with Procol Harum behind Brezhnev's iron curtain
Sam Cameron's 'Procolpaedia', listing numerous surprising links between many rock names and Procol Harum
Summer of 1998, 'mailers' who frequent the Procol Harum message-list voted for a fans' Top Thirty PH songs ; in May 2000 they sent in suggestions for the ideal PH set-list
The LA Times music critic on Procol Harum
The Nights we Dined at Hotel Ritz: two more vivid concert memoirs from Richard Beck
The Procol Box: feature on the rarest 1971 collectabilia
Three early gigs: Chris Purcell's memoir
Under the Influence: a personal essay on the influence of drugs on rock culture
Unwelcome in Asbury Park: a vivid concert memoir by Greg Panfile
Where Glass Birds Fly: music by a band keen to resurrect PH in the USA
Where were you when you first heard crucial PH news ?
Who are 'The Surrealists of Rock'? Deutschlandfunk's Steffen Graefe has the answer
Gary Brooker MBE and Peter Hain MP
A Procoholic jeu d'ésprit about the
Periodic Table and various other chemical matters
Mysterious cupboard full of films ... 'Gear Box Procol Harum'
Bryan Rooney was a Procol roadie in the early days ...
order his book here
A Procol-fan's book about badly-designed computer systems
About the repertoire
Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes: a
comprehensive and very well-received guide to the verbal and musical background
of the Procol Harum repertoire
Additional notes on particular songs:
A Real Attitude
Are the varous Procol records concept albums, or thematic albums?
BBC sessions - towards a list of the band's radio and television sessions
Conflicting song-writing credits - where different labels make different claims
Cryptonyms: the band's names hidden in the songs (or not)
Dump my Thesaurus - verbal oddities in the Procol world
Gary Brooker's song-introductions in concert
Has your brain been idled, too? - song-words misheard and misunderstood
Liquorice John Death And The Rock 'N' Roll Allstars
Phil Jackson's illuminating retrospective prompted by the TransAtlantic cover of In Held ('Twas) In I
Procol's progress in various charts
Sam Cameron explores the magical resonances of Home, Reid's Recurrent and Absent Symbols, the Genuine Feline History of Procol Harum, how Procol links to The Band, and offers a comprehensive account of magic allusions throughout the Procol oeuvre: index to his many Procoloid writings here
John Lock explores the magical resonances of Grand Hotel
Something Missing, about the tracks that might have appeared on Procol Harum's tenth album had it not been for the growth of TWaTT.
The Imponderable Strangers: who did what in the Prodigal small print?
The Tape-Operator's Tale: a fine suite of pages from Chris Michie about crucial 70s Procol matters
Use this device when you can't decide what Procol music to listen to.
All about the Procol Broadcast Marathons
that started in 2001 from uclaradio.com
A fan's poetic tribute to the band
Annabel's Random Gallery: excellent Procol Harum portraits
Procol influence on Tolkien illustrators
Creative AWSoP musical notation: the cake and the signature
Matthew Fisher's wife Carol Bellantoni is a painter: see her Procol illustrations for BtP
Fanware: PH tee-shirts: from Bert Saraco, from Richard Beck
Procol Harum tee-shirts. produced
If you like Procol Harum, read this list of bands that are even better