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
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