Added a terrific setlist from 1974 (thanks, Eric)
Added the third of five pages of pictures taken in November 2007 when the band visited Frans Steensma's Procol Harum museum in The Netherlands (thanks, One-Eye; thanks, Frans)
Added a No Stiletto Shoes report from a Chiddingfold first-timer (thanks, Ian)
The official Brooker bootleg sold out today – but we have located one more boxful ... and that's the lot. So if you want it ...
• One person who won a prize in the Christmas
competition still hasn't sent us his street addresses yet. Otherwise, the
packages have been sent off during the past week.
Added a second page of photos, taken by Procol Harum's bassist, of the recent No Stiletto Shoes charity gig in Chiddingfold, Surrey
January 27:'What I added was the tune, of course. You don’t get to sell 10 million records without a tune'
Added the Matthew Fisher feature from the Uncut feature about 'The Making of A Whiter Shade of Pale'
Procol shopping news:
The Waiter Brought a Tray
is available for
Added a page about a gig from Robin Trower's recently-begun tour in America (thanks, Gerard)
Updated this commemorative page with a fresh report (thanks, Søren)
Added the second of five pages of pictures taken in November 2007 when the band visited Frans Steensma's Procol Harum museum in The Netherlands (thanks, One-Eye; thanks, Frans)
Added the setlist from the second No Stiletto Shoes gig in Chiddingfold last month
Added a link to an intelligent review of the song that contains Matthew Fisher's finest hour ... but does that organ passage really sound like AWSoP? (thanks, Charlie)
Still no response to this photographic mystery (thanks, Bert)
Added a late entry on this page (thanks, John)
Added a page commemorating our recently-departed fellow-traveller
January 21: RIP Palle Bas Christensen'If there was ever any question over credits, that should have been sorted out on the day'
the Gary Brooker feature
Uncut feature about 'The Making of A
Whiter Shade of Pale'
BtP's transcript of paragraph two is at odds with, and more accurate than, the version circulated on the Procol Yahoo forum
Added a third and final page of Procol Haarlem pictures (thanks, Mogens)
January 19:Added the first of five pages of pictures taken in November 2007 when the band visited Frans Steensma's Procol Harum museum in The Netherlands (thanks, One-Eye; thanks, Frans)
Added an interestingly-illustrated page introducing a feature about 'The Making of A Whiter Shade of Pale' from the UK's excellent Uncut magazine (recommended!) (thanks, everyone)
Added a page of photos, taken by Procol Harum's bassist, of the recent No Stiletto Shoes charity gig in Chiddingfold, Surrey (thanks, Matt)
January 16:Added one more page of pictures from the Procol 40th weekend, July 2007 (thanks, Jeff)
Added a page of Procol pictures from Hengelo (thanks, Frank)
January 14:Added a fourth and final page of pictures taken when Procol Harum played Gouda (thanks, One-Eye)
Added a page concerning Mrs Violet May Brooker
Added two concert dates here
January 12:Added a page of Procol pictures from Hoorn (thanks, Peter)
• Gary Brooker's Christmas Concerts at Chiddingfold this year raised 6,220 GBP (about 12,400 USD) for The Children's Trust in Tadworth. Franky Brooker would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's excellent total.
January 11:Tonight: a Procol concert on Dutch Radio 2 from March 1977, 'Sight and Sound in Concert'. For more information, http://legendarischlive.kro.nl/. One way to listen to it is through www.nederland.fm and then select Radio 2 (a bit on the right of the screen) (thanks John)
Added a contemporary review of Exotic Birds and Fruit (thanks, John)
Added the ninth and final page of the Wallace Collection of Procol / Australia photographs (thanks, Stephen)
Added a page looking back on all the Procol
Harum events of the band's Fortieth Year
Added a page showing who won what in our Seasonal Puzzles (thanks, Sophie)
Added a penultimate page of
London photographs from 21 July 2007
(thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
Thanks to all the competitors in this season's Christmas Puzzles. The competition is now closed and the winners' names will be drawn from the BtP homburg later today.
Added the twelfth and final clue in this season's Christmas Conundrums
January 4: RIP Violet May Brooker
Added the eleventh and penultimate clue
in this season's Christmas Conundrums
All being well (though no guarantees can be offered) tomorrow's upload (containing the final soundbite and the Thirteenth Clue) will appear on this page at about 23.59 GMT
Added the tenth and antepenultimate clue in this season's Christmas Conundrums
Very appealing signed Procol rarity for private sale: click here
Added the ninth clue in this season's Christmas Conundrums
Happy 2008 to our many thousands of daily BtP readers!
Click the image, right, to see a seasonal Procol montage (thanks, Victor)
Read what was new on this website in previous months