Added the twelfth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
'... I was absolutely heartbroken at not being able to take part in this event and felt like I’d let Gary down ...'
Added another exclusive from Darryl Way's autobiography, in which we learn of the development of Gary's 'other' projects, No Stiletto Shoes and Band du Lac, and about the improvisational difficulties that face musicians from a fundamentally classical background (many thanks, Darryl)
May 29: Happy Birthday Gary Brooker (1945)
'... It was a great honour for me to meet the person who had created such an iconic piece of music ...'
Added a fascinating Brooker memoir by the violinist from Curved Air from his (unpublished) autobiography (many thanks, Darryl)
More about Darryl Way's relationship to Procol Harum
May 28: RIP Gil Scott-Heron Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in four weeks' time
' ... more complete and confident than anything he has done in a while ...'
Added a perceptive and sympathetic review of the most recent Robin Trower album
Thanks to recent orders the Procol
Harum Grand Hotel tour tee-shirts are now sold out except for
This does not affect the tee-shirts special offer here
Plus ... 'Beyond the Pale' continues to recommend Bristol band Phantom Limb (join their mailing list!): as if any further endorsement were needed, here's a live review from Classic Rock
Added two interesting graphical items to the foot of this compendious page
Added the eleventh page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
Added a second page of Procol soundcheck pictures
Added a page of Procol soundcheck pictures from last summer
May 23: RIP Kathy Kirby
Added a page of photographs from Copenhagen, Denmark, taken in January 2011 but with no immediate Procol Harum content at all (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
Added the tenth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
May 21: Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in five weeks' time
Added a fourth page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival
Added the ninth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
Added a third page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival
Added news of Gary Brooker's final Band du Lac
Routinely updated this page
Added the eighth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
|Added a second page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival
Added the seventh page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
Added a page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival
May 14: Procol Harum play
the Kl°ften Festival
in six weeks' time
Added news of a significant new book – fascinating 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 (thanks, Jeff)
Routinely updated this useful page
'Perhaps, under George Martin’s polished production, and his sidemen’s polished performances, there’s a more personal album ...'
Added a personal take on the first Gary Brooker solo album (thanks, Ross)
'There's one killer song – All Our Dreams Are Sold ...'
Added a brief review of The Prodigal Stranger
Added a contemporary English cover of Senza Luce to this page (search for 'Potts') (thanks, Joan)
May 11:Added a third and final page of No Stiletto Shoes shots from 10 December 2010
May 10:'Gary Brooker has a lucky love-relationship with dark and secretive minor chords ...'
Added another Danish newspaper article relating to January's fantastic mini-tour
May 9: RIP Cornell DupreeAdded a tenth and final page of photographs of Procol Harum with chorus and orchestra in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)
May 8:Added the sixth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
May 7: Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in seven weeks' time
'My life was changed forever ...'
Added two archival snippets about Procol Harum on an early foray into the USA (also of interest to Slithy Toves fans) (thanks, Ross)
May 6:Added a review of the fine Salvo Something Magic reissue (if you have the liner-notes to hand, compare the wording!) (thanks, Anvil)
May 5:Added a Toronto concert date here, removed a Rochester ticket stub erroneously placed here and inserted it in its rightful place here (thanks, Frans)
Chris Copping is playing (with the Dingoes) on Sunday at a tribute gig. Prof Copping will be in Brisbane, en route to the gig, on Saturday night: let us know if you'd be free to meet him for a beer or two ...
May 4:Added the fifth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)
May 3:Added a contribution about the perennial fascination with 'meaning' in A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Brian)
Added a page showing some of the events before Procol Harum's Northernmost gig in Norway
Added a promising page about a Gary Brooker solo-album re-release with a couple of bonus-tracks including a Brooker/Reid song (thanks, Vicky)
Read what was new on this website in previous months