Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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Procol Harum's first year in the NME

A lean week: 23 December 1967


These excerpts from New Musical Express, kindly selected for 'Beyond the Pale' by Yan Friis, show a lean week in terms of Procol press: but the name keeps popping up in odd snippets.


Front page: a full page advertisement formed as a tastefully designed happy new year-card from NEMS Enterprises Limited.

Main feature headlines:

MEET A BEE GEE Ė COLIN PETERSEN by Alan Smith

BEATLES SEND YULE FUN TO FANS and is this their idea of a white Xmas? by Alan Smith

Procol Harum album cover still one of the 14 covers used in EMIís half page Christmas ad.

Tipped for charts by Derek Johnson: (none) but
The Byrds are in with a chance with Goiní Back.

NME Top 5:
1 (1) Hello, Goodbye, Beatles
2 (5) If The Whole World Stopped Loviní, Val Doonican
3 (2) Let The Heartaches Begin, Long John Baldry
4 (3) Somethingís Gotten Hold Of My Heart, Gene Pitney
5 (7) Iím Coming Home, Tom Jones

NMEís Christmas quiz

Question 39 (of 50):

Which two original members of Procol Harum left the group earlier this year?

Tailpieces by the Alley Cat:

British No 1 hits in overseas countries: Holland Ė Procol Harumís Homburg Ö


Read more from the first year of Procol press


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