Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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Procol Harum's first year in the NME

A new single? : 24 February 1968


These excerpts from New Musical Express, kindly selected for 'Beyond the Pale' by Yan Friis, show activity from Zonophone-mates The Move, but only a whiff of a rumour about a new single from Procol Harum.


Front page: Full page advertisement for Dave Clark Fiveís No One Can Break A Heart Like You (Columbia)

Main feature headlines:
Nick Loganís Spotlight on Ö THE MOVE: Roy Wood Bev Bevan

ROCKEFELLA WED CINDERELLA TO GET HER OUT OF THE ARMY
by Alan Smith

DAVE DEE WHIP IS BOTTLE ON GUITAR!
by Richard Green

Tipped for the charts by Derek Johnson

Traffic, No face, No Name And No Number
Tom Jones, Delilah
Cat Stevens, Lovely Cities
Frankie Vaughan, Nevertheless

NME Top 5

1 (1) Mighty Quinn, Manfred Mann
2 (14) Cinderella Rockefella, Esther & Abi Ofarim
3 (4) She Wears My Ring, Solomon King
4 (3) Bend Me, Shape Me, Amen Corner
5 (2) Everlasting Love, Love Affair

News pages:

New releases:

(excerpt)

The Moveís first LP, titled simply by the name of the group, is issued by Regal Zonophone on March 15 Ė it comprises Flowers In The Rainí, Fire Brigade and eleven original compositions. On the same day and label, Procol Harumís new single will be released. Titles are not yet set.


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