May 31: In a fortnight's time Procol Harum play Zoetermeer in the Netherlands
Added a second review of the recent Procol Harum gig (thanks, Ken)
Added an article about Matthew Fisher from Croydon Council's magazine, circulation 150,000 (thanks, Stuart)
Added an illustration of the 'BtP' baseball caps that are being mailed out as free gifts with the Procol DVD when it's bought from 'Beyond the Pale' (thanks, Hannah or Helen)
Added a picture taken at the merchandise stall at the recent Palers' Fair (thanks, Martin)
May 29: Happy Birthday Gary Brooker (1945)
'Off to see the Wizard Man' ... added a first review of the recent Procol Harum gig (thanks, Richard)
Added a picture (thanks, Peter) showing Gary Brooker wearing an unique tee-shirt given to him for his birthday
Added a first page of photographs taken at the recent Procol Harum gig (thanks, Peter) with a brief commentary from the front row
May 27: Thanks, Torjus, for manning the ship over the weekend
Added the setlist for a remarkable concert in Croydon last Saturday night, chosen from 'The Book of Orchids'.
Added a thanks-list relating to the very enjoyable Palers' Events in Croydon, both before and after Procol Harum's gig.
May 26: In two weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark
Added an article from about 1973 on Procol's Quiet Man (thanks, Phil)
May 25: Tonight Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in two weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark,in three weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in four weeks' time Bramhall, UK
Added a contemporary review of The Prodigal Stranger (thanks, Richard)
May 24: Tonight's Procol Harum gig at the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is cancelled, and in three weeks' time Procol will play Zoetermeer in the Netherlands
Today's Procol Harum concert in Newcastle has been cancelled by the venue. This does not in any way affect subsequent Procol concerts in the forthcoming tour.Please read a statement from Procol's Promoter, and the band themselves.
Added some more historic shots of Procol Harum at Bilzen in 1967. (thanks, Hermann)
See the film from which these still shots were taken, at tomorrow's Palers' Fair in Croydon!
The special AWSoP Teeshirts are in the mail tonight to the people who pre-ordered and sent their 'real world' addresses. Hurry, if you have not already paid for the shirt you reserved: click here!
Added a second opinion about the new Procol Harum release, the Live in Copenhagen DVD (thanks, Martin). Order it online from BtP!
Added some more tour dates. There must be lots of Palers who heard PH in 1993 ... please ransack your diaries and send us the dates and venues! (thanks, Sam)
Added another AWSoP cover (thanks, Pio) : search for 'Carrisi'
Added a second page of pictures taken on Matthew and Carol's wedding-day (thanks, Matthew, Carol, Diane)
Added an illustration to this page (thanks Tony)
Added a grand page cataloguing the attractions of the Palers' Fair, and reminding people (who have pre-booked) how to get their tickets. The page includes some interesting news of the 'Beyond the Pale' raffle (thanks, Keith)
Added two more non-covers (search for 'Magdalene' and 'Kindness') to this page (thanks, Sam)
Added a piece about BJ Wilson from 1995, including some good remarks from Gary Brooker (thanks, Richard)
Can anybody give Richard (of Shine On fame, and author of the above-mentioned article) a lift to Croydon from Sussex on 25 May? If so, please drop him a line firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com
May 19: In three weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark
Added a (part-) ticket from Houston Texas to the BtP Procol-tickets scrapbook (thanks, Beverly)
Added a brand-new ticket for June 2002 (with an age-old spelling mistake, alas!) here and here(would you believe it?)
Added a whimsical page with two sartorial tips for the committed Procoholic (thanks, davelee)
May 18: In a week's time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in three weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark, in four weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in five weeks' time Bramhall, UK
Added a tribute to the late James Dewar (thank you, George)
Added information and pictures about the futuristic setting for Procol's gig on 15 June (thanks, Mirek)
May 17: In a week's time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in four weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands
RIPJames Dewar. BtP is very sorry to have to report the death, after long illness, of the fine singer and bassist who graced Robin Trower's classic early albums, and who recorded his own classic with Matthew Fisher.
You may have noticed the temporary disappearance of BtP's review of the superb Procol Harum DVD Live in Copenhagen. The review page is now back in commission, and the Procol Harum DVD is once again available for online ordering from the BtP shop at an excellent price! (A note about the pricing of this item is here.)
Beatles to see Procol Harum on 24 May (thanks, Jonas)
Added another TV-airing for AWSoP : see here and search for 'Mollie' (thanks, Robert)
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in Concert (with Gary Brooker) you can buy the DVD from Amazon here (USA version) or pre-order the European version from Amazon UK here.
Added some superb and historic shots of Procol Harum in action in 1967 (thanks, Hermann)
Reluctant re-sale with attractive discount: two good tickets to see Procol Harum in Newcastle, four good tickets to see Procol Harum at Croydon, two tickets for 'One More Toast' and the Palers' Fair :see here
Added the first of two pages of pictures taken on Matthew and Carol Fisher's wedding-day (thanks, Carol, Matthew, Paul)
Please don't reserve any moreWhiter Shade of Pale special edition tee-shirts our order is now with the manufacturer.
But if you are not coming to Croydon to collect and pay for the shirt, please gothe page now and pay online (thereby also giving us your delivery address). Many thanks to all who ordered a fine turnout!
Liquorice John Death ... The Symphonic Procol ... Radiohead ... BJ ... added the final instalment of the recent, absorbing Robin Trower article (thanks, Steve)
The Procol Harum DVD Live in Copenhagen is now available for online ordering from the BtP shop at an excellent price!
Added two more incidences of Procol Harum music being used the Yorkshire Television series, Heartbeat. (Repent Walpurgis and Conquistador).
Upgraded our register of online fans please sign up if you have not already done so.
Today ordering closes for theWhiter Shade of Pale special edition tee-shirt. People who are not coming to Croydon, and have asked us to send a shirt in the post, please go to the bottom of this page and confirm your order by paying online.
May 12: In four weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark
International Procol Harum Day ! (see here). Today is the anniversary of the 1967 release of A Whiter Shade of Pale: why not have a look at BtP's register of online fans and send a suitably Procoholic greeting to a neighbour?
Added a page advertising a June concert of Beatles music that Palers might like to attend, featuring musicians from Procol Harum, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Genesis, Queen, Squeeze, the Who, and other notable solo stars.
Today's the last chance to reserve yourWhiter Shade of Pale special edition tee-shirt: otherwise, get to the Palers' Fair early!
May 11: In two weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in four weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark, in five weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in six weeks' time Bramhall, UK
Announcing finally Procol Harum, 2001, on DVD in concert and rehearsal!
Added the BtP review of this wonderful new recording. And next week you can order online from BtP at an excellent discount
Please dont forget to reserve yourWhiter Shade of Pale limited edition tee-shirt. Great numbers of orders have come in and there will be only one print-run. We have to give the manufacturers the final tally by Monday.
When ordering the shirt DO tell us the SIZE you want and the COLOUR. E-mails not specifying SIZE and COLOUR can't be processed. If you are NOT going to Croydon, we have now added facilities to pay online by credit card.
May 10: In two weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in five weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands
Added 'Procol back on the pedestal', an interesting Procol interview from Sounds, 1972 (thanks, Phil)
Added a page about Gary Brooker playing on a tribute album to John Lee Hooker (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
Added a picture of Gary receiving a cheque for the BJ Wilson Memorial Fund
Added a page about the Special Edition AWSoP Croydon Tee-Shirt that you can reserve now.
Matthew Fisher ... singing with Procol ... recording the Black Album ... added the third dose of the fine Robin Trower article that we've been featuring (thanks, Steve)
Added a page of pictures taken on the BtP webmasters' recent visit to Croydon, which should be helpful if you are making your first trip to that city for the Procol gig: you'll be able to recognise the base-camp and the concert hall, you'll know where to eat, where to park, how to cross the road, and so on.
May 5: In five weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark
Procol announce world tour, possible live album and new studio album following Croydon's Fairfield Halls gig (thanks, Phil)
Added a chronological note to the last picture on this page (thanks, newlyweds Carol and Matthew)
BtP will present a page of pictures from Carol and Matthew's wedding, but not until all the contributions are in, so that a good selection can be made. Thanks for your patience!
May 4: In three weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in five weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark,in six weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in seven weeks' time Bramhall, UK
Joining Procol ... BJ catalyses Trower's departure ... sharing Keith Reid ... added the second helping of the recently-débuted Robin Trower article (thanks, Steve)
Updated some interesting links on the Robin Trower page (thanks, Joan)
May 3: Carol Bellantoni and Matthew Fisher get married: very best wishes from all the Palers!
In three weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in six weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands
Added a page about a great album that Matt Pegg plays on.
Added a really nice account of Procol in Warsaw rich in behind-the-scenes detail a must-read! (thanks, Mirek)
Copping ... Paramounts ... Brooker ... added the first part of an excellent Robin Trower article with plenty of Procol insights (thanks, Steve)
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