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Procol Harum

Procol Harum is arguably the most successful "accidental" group creation -- that is, a band originally assembled to take advantage of the success of a record created in the studio -- in the history of progressive rock. With "A Whiter Shade of Pale" a monster hit right out of the box, the band evolved from a studio ensemble into a successful live act, their music built around an eclectic mix of blues-based rock riffs and grand classical themes. With singer/pianist Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid providing the band's entire repertory, their music evolved in decidedly linear fashion, the only major surprises coming from the periodic lineup changes that added a new instrumental voice to the proceedings. At their most accessible, as on "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Conquistador," they were one of the most popular of progressive rock bands, their singles outselling all rivals, and their most ambitious album tracks still have a strong following.

Procol Harum's roots and origins are as convoluted as its success -- especially between 1967 and 1973 -- was pronounced. Pianist Gary Brooker (b. May 29, 1945, Southend, Essex, England) had formed a group at school called the Paramounts at age 14, with guitarist Robin Trower (b. Mar. 9, 1945, Southend, Essex) and bassist Chris Copping (b. Aug. 29, 1945 Southend, Essex), with singer Bob Scott and drummer Mick Brownlee. After achieving a certain degree of success at local youth clubs and dances, covering established rock & roll hits, Brooker took over the vocalist spot from the departed Scott, and the group continued working after its members graduated -- by 1962, they were doing formidable (by British standards) covers of American R&B, and got a residency at the Shades Club in Southend.

Brownlee exited the band in early 1963 and was replaced by Barry J. (B.J.) Wilson (b. Mar. 18, 1947, Southend, Essex), who auditioned after answering an ad in Melody Maker. Nine months later, in September of 1963, bassist Chris Copping opted out of the professional musicians' corps to attend Leicester University, and he was replaced by Diz Derrick. The following month, the Paramounts demo record, consisting of covers of the Coasters' "Poison Ivy" and Bobby Bland's "Farther on up the Road," got them an audition at EMI. This resulted in their being signed to the Parlophone label, with their producer, Ron Richards, the recording manager best-known for his many years of work with the Hollies.

The Paramounts' first single, "Poison Ivy," released in January of 1964, reached number 35 on the British charts. The group also got an important endorsement from the Rolling Stones, with whom they'd worked on the television show Thank Your Lucky Stars, who called the Paramounts their favorite British R&B band. Unfortunately, none of the group's subsequent Parlophone singles over the next 18 months found any chart success, and by mid-'66, the Paramounts had been reduced to serving as a backing band for popsters Sandy Shaw and Chris Andrews. In September of 1966, the Paramounts went their separate ways; Derrick out of the business, Trower and Wilson to gigs with other bands, and, most fortuitously, Gary Brooker decided to develop his career as a songwriter.

This led Brooker into a partnership with lyricist Keith Reid (b. Oct. 19, 1945), whom he met through a mutual acquaintance, R&B impresario Guy Stevens. By the spring of 1967, they had a considerable body of songs prepared and began looking for a band to play them. An advertisement in Melody Maker led to the formation of a band initially called the Pinewoods, with Brooker as pianist/singer, Matthew Fisher (b. Mar. 7, 1946, Croydon, Surrey) on organ, Ray Royer (b. Oct. 8, 1945) on guitar, Dave Knights (b. June 28, 1945, London) on bass, and Bobby Harrison (b. June 28, 1943, London) on drums. Their first recording, produced by Denny Cordell, was of a piece of surreal Reid poetry called "A Whiter Shade Of Pale," which Brooker set to music loosely derived from Johann Sebastian Bach's Air on a G String from the Suite No. 3 in D Major.

By the time this recording was ready for release, the Pinewoods had been rechristened Procol Harum, a name derived, as alternate stories tell it, either from Stevens' cat's birth certificate, Procol Harun, or the Latin "procul" for "far from these things" (hey, it was the mid-'60s, and either is possible). In early May of 1967, the group performed "A Whiter Shade of Pale" at the Speakeasy Club in London, while Cordell arranged for a release of the single on English Decca (London Records in America), on the companies' Deram label. Ironically, Cordell's one-time clients the Moody Blues were about to break out of a long commercial tail-spin on the very same label with a similar, classically-tinged pair of recordings, "Nights in White Satin" and "Days of Future Passed," and between the two groups and their breakthrough hits, Deram Records would be permanently characterized as a progressive rock imprint.

Cordell had also sent a copy of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" to Radio London, one of England's legendary off-shore pirate radio stations (they competed with the staid BBC, which had the official broadcast monopoly, and were infinitely more beloved by the teenagers and most bands), which played the record. Not only was Radio London deluged with listener requests for more plays, but Deram suddenly found itself with orders for a record not scheduled for release for another month -- before May was half over, it was pushed up on the schedule and rushed into shops.

Meanwhile, the prototypal Procol Harum made its concert debut in London opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Saville Theater on June 4, 1967. Four days later, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached the top of the British charts for the first of a six-week run in the top spot, making Procol Harum only the sixth recording act in the history of British popular music to reach the number one spot on its first release (not even the Beatles did that). The following month, the record reached number five on the American charts, with sales in the United States rising to over a million copies (and six million copies worldwide).

All of this seemed to bode well for the band, except for the fact that it had only a single song in its repertory and no real stage act -- literal one-hit wonders. The same month that the record peaked in the United States, Royer and Harrison were sacked and replaced by Brooker's former Paramounts bandmates Robin Trower and B.J. Wilson on guitar and drums, respectively.

The "real" Procol Harum band was now in place and a second single, "Homburg," was duly recorded. Reminiscent of "Whiter Shade of Pale" in its tone of dark grandeur, this single, released in October of 1967 on EMI's Regal Zonophone label, got to number six on the British charts. The group's debut album, entitled Procol Harum, managed to reach number 47 in America during October of 1967, based on "A Whiter Shade of Pale" being among its tracks (which included the first version of "Conquistador") -- but a British version of the LP, issued over there without the hit, failed to attract any significant sales. The single "Homburg," however, got no higher than number 34 in America a month later.

On March 26, 1968, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" won the International Song of the Year award at the 13th Annual Ivor Novello Awards (sort of the British equivalent of the Grammys). The group's newest single, "Quite Rightly So," however, only reached the number 50 spot in England in April of that year. A new contract for the group was secured with A&M Records in America (they remained on Regal Zonophone in England), and by November, a second album, Shine on Brightly, highlighted by an 18-minute epic entitled "In Held 'Twas I," was finished and in the stores, and rose to number 24 in America but failed to chart in England. The next month, they were playing the Miami Pop Festival in front of 100,000 people, on a bill that included Chuck Berry, Canned Heat, the blues version of Fleetwood Mac, and the Turtles, among others.

In March of 1969, David Knights and Matthew Fisher exited the lineup shortly after finishing work on the group's new album, A Salty Dog, preferring management and production to the performing side of the music business. Knights' departure opened the way for bassist Chris Copping to join Procol Harum (thus re-creating the lineup of the Paramounts), playing bass and organ. Another American tour followed the next month, and in June of 1969 A Salty Dog was issued. This record, considered by many to be the original group's best work, combined high-energy blues and classical influences on a grand scale, and returned the band to the U.S. charts at number 32, while the title song ascended the British charts to number 44. The album subsequently reached number 27 in England, the group's first long-player to chart in their own country.

Despite the group's moderate sales in England and America, they remained among the more popular progressive rock bands, capable of reaching more middle-brow listeners who didn't have the patience for Emerson, Lake & Palmer or King Crimson. Robin Trower's flashy guitar quickly made him the star of the group, as much as singer/pianist Brooker, and he was considered in the same league with Alvin Lee and any number of late-'60s/early-'70s British blues axemen. Matthew Fisher's stately, cathedral-like organ had been a seminal part of the band's sound, juxtaposed with Trower's blues-based riffing and Reid's unusual, darkly witty lyrics as voiced by Brooker. Following Fisher's departure, the group took on a more straightforward rock sound, but Trower's playing remained a major attraction to the majority of fans.

"Whaling Stories" was an example of quintessential Procol Harum, a mix of 19th century oratorio that sounds like it came out of a Victorian-era cathedral, with fiery blues riffs blazing at its center. And being soaked in Reid's dark, eerie, regret-filled lyrics didn't stop "A Salty Dog" from becoming one of the group's most popular songs.

It was a year before their next album, Home, was released, in June of 1970, ascending to the American number 34 and the British 49 spot. This marked the end of the group's contract with Regal Zonophone/EMI, and on the release of their next LP in July of 1971, they were now on Chrysalis in England. Broken Barricades reached number 32 in America and 41 in England, but it also marked the departure of Robin Trower. The founding guitarist left that month and subsequently organized his own group, with a sound modeled along lines similar to Jimi Hendrix, which had great success in America throughout the 1970s.

Trower's replacement, Dave Ball (b. Mar. 30, 1950), joined the same month, and the lineup expanded by one with the addition of Alan Cartwright on bass, which freed Chris Copping to concentrate full-time on the organ. The group returned to something of the sound it had before Fisher's departure, although Trower was a tough act to follow. It was this version of the band that performed on November 18, 1971 in a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the DaCamera Singers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -- the concert was a bold and expansive, richly orchestrated re-consideration of earlier material (though not "A Whiter Shade of Pale") from the group's repertory, and, released as an official live album in 1972, proved to be the group's most successful LP release, peaking at number five and drawing in thousands of new fans.

In England, Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra only rose to number 48 in May of 1972, but it was competing with a reissue of the group's debut album (retitled A Whiter Shade of Pale, with the single added) paired with A Salty Dog, which outperformed it considerably, reaching number 26. A single lifted from the live record, "Conquistador," redone in a rich and dramatic version, shot to number 16 in America and 22 in England that summer. Soon after, the U.S. distributor of the debut album, London Records, got further play from that record by re-releasing it with a sticker announcing the presence of "the original version of "Conquistador."

Amid all of this success, the group's lineup again was thrown into turmoil in September when Dave Ball left Procol Harum to join Long John Baldry's band. He was replaced by Mick Grabham, formerly of the bands Plastic Penny and Cochise. The band's next album, Grand Hotel, was a delightfully melodic and decadent collection (anticipating Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music in some respects) that featured guest backing vocals by Christianne Legrand of the a cappella singing group the Swingle Singers. That record, their first released on Chrysalis in America as well as England, peaked at number 21. Six months later, A&M released the first compilation of the band's material, Best of Procol Harum, which only made it to number 131 on the charts.

The group's next two albums, Exotic Birds and Fruit (May 1974) and Procol's Ninth (September 1975), the latter produced by rock & roll songsmiths Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, performed moderately well, and "Pandora's Box" from Procol's Ninth became one of their bigger hits in England, rising to number 16. July of 1976 saw a departure and a lateral shift in the group's lineup, as Alan Cartwright left the band and Chris Copping took over on bass, while Pete Solley joined as keyboard player.

By this time, the band's string had run out, as everyone seemed to know. A new album, Something Magic, barely scraped the U.S. charts in April of 1977, and the band split up following a final tour and a farewell concert at New York's Academy of Music on May 15, 1977. Only five months later, the band was back together for a one-off performance of "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which had taken on a life of its own separate from the group -- the song was named joint winner (along with "Bohemian Rhapsody") of the Best British Pop Single 1952-1977, at the Britannia Awards to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, and the band performed it live at the awards ceremony.

Apart from Trower, Gary Brooker was the most successful and visible of all ex-Procol Harum members, releasing three solo albums between 1979 and 1985. No More Fear of Flying (1979) on Chrysalis, produced by George Martin, attracted the most attention, but Lead Me to the Water (1982) on Mercury had some notable guest artists, including Eric Clapton and Phil Collins, while Echoes in the Night (1985) was co-produced by Brooker's former bandmate Matthew Fisher. During the late '80s, however, Brooker had turned to writing orchestral music, principally ballet material, but this didn't stop him from turning up as a guest at one of the annual Fairport Convention reunions (Procol Harum and Fairport had played some important early gigs together) at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, in August of 1990 to sing "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

Still, Procol Harum had faded from the consciousness of the music world by the end of the 1980s. The death of B.J. Wilson in 1990 went largely unreported, to the chagrin of many fans, and it seemed as though the group was a closed book.

Then, in August of 1991, Brooker re-formed Procol Harum with Trower, Fisher, Reid, and drummer Mark Brzezicki. An album, Prodigal Stranger, was recorded and released, and an 11-city tour of North America took place in September of 1991. Although this lineup didn't last -- Trower and company, after all, were pushing 50 at the time -- Brooker has kept a new version of Procol Harum together, in the guise of himself, guitarist Geoffrey Whitehorn, keyboardman Don Snow, and Brzezicki on drums, which toured the United States in 1992. ~ Bruce Eder
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Selected Discography


Track List: Novum

1. I Told On You

2. Last Chance Motel

3. Image Of The Beast

4. Soldier

5. Don’t Get Caught

6. Neighbour

7. Sunday Morning

8. Businessman

9. Can’t Say That

10. The Only One

11. Somewhen


Track List: Sunday Morning (Edit) (Single)

1. Sunday Morning (Edit)


Track List: Some Long Road

1. Wall Street Blues (Live)

2. Pandora's Box (Live)

3. Homburg/Goodnight Irene (Live)

4. Simple Sister (Live)

6. Missing Person (Live)

7. An Old English Dream (Live)


Track List: Live At The Union Chapel

1. Underture

2. Shine On Brightly

3. An Old English Dream

4. Quite Rightly So

5. Simple Sister

6. Weisselklenzenacht

7. The Question

8. As Strong As Samson

9. Conquistador

10. Whisky Train

11. A Whiter Shade Of Pale


Track List: MMX (Live)

1. Barnyard Story (Live In Copenhagen)

2. Broken Barricades (Live 2010)

3. As Strong As Samson (Live 2010)

4. The Blink Of An Eye (Live 2010)

5. The Idol (Live 2010)

6. Roberts Box (Live 2010)

7. A Dream In Ev'ry Home (Live 2010)

8. Piggy Pig Pig (Live 2010)

9. American Medley: Strangers In Space / Sister Mary (Live 2010)

10. Yours If You Want Me (Live 2010)

11. Toujours L'Amour (Live 2010)

12. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Guitar Version, Live 2010)

13. War Is Not Healthy (Live 2010)

14. Grande Finale (Live In Copenhagen)


Track List: One Eye To The Future (Live)

1. Bringing Home The Bacon (Live In Italy)

2. Shine On Brightly (Live In Italy)

3. The VIP Room (Live In Italy)

4. Pandora's Box (Live In Italy)

5. Learn To Fly (Live In Italy)

6. (You Can't) Turn Back The Page (Live In Italy)

7. Homburg (Live In Italy)

8. Simple Sister (Live In Italy)

9. Rum Tale (Live In Italy)

10. Grand Hotel (Live In Italy)

11. One Eye On The Future (Live In Italy)

12. Worried Life Blues (Live In Italy)

13. Conquistador (Live In Italy)

14. An Old English Dream (Live In Italy)

15. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Live In Italy)

16. Whisky Train (Live In Italy)

17. A Salty Dog (Live In Italy)


Track List: In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir

1. Grand Hotel

2. Something Magic

3. Homburg

5. Nothing But The Truth

7. A Salty Dog

9. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

10. Conquistador


Track List: The Well's On Fire

1. An Old English Dream

2. Shadow Boxed

3. A Robe Of Silk

4. The Blink Of An Eye

5. The Vip Room

6. The Question

7. This World Is Rich

8. Fellow Travellors

9. Wall Street Blues

10. The Emperor's New Clothes

11. So Far Behind

12. Every Dog Will Have His Day

13. Weisselklenzenacht


Track List: Live In Concert With The Edmondon Symphony Orchestra

1. Conquistador (Live at Edmonton, Alberta/1971)

2. Whaling Stories (Live At Edmonton, Alberta/1971)

3. A Salty Dog (Live At Edmonton, Alberta/1971)

4. All This And More (Live At Edmonton, Alberta/1971)

5. In Held 'Twas I (Live At Edmonton, Alberta/1971/Medley)


Track List: The Prodigal Stranger

1. The Truth Won't Fade Away

2. Holding On

3. Man With A Mission

4. (You Can't) Turn Back The Page

5. One More Time

6. A Dream In Ev'ry Home

7. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

8. The King Of Hearts

9. All Our Dreams Are Sold

10. Perpetual Motion

11. Learn To Fly

12. The Pursuit Of Happiness


Track List: Something Magic

1. Something Magic

2. Skating On Thin Ice

3. Wizard Man

4. The Mark Of The Claw

5. Strangers In Space

6. The Worm & The Tree (Part 1: Introduction / Menace / Occupation)

7. The Worm & The Tree (Part 2: Enervation / Expectancy / Battle)

8. The Worm & The Tree (Part 3: Regeneration / Epilogue)

9. Backgammon

10. You'd Better Wait

11. This Old Dog


Track List: Procol's Ninth

1. Pandora's Box

2. Fool's Gold

3. Taking The Time

4. The Unquiet Zone

5. The Final Thrust

6. I Keep Forgetting

7. Without A Doubt

8. The Piper's Tune

9. Typewriter Torment

10. Eight Days A Week

11. The Unquiet Zone (Raw track)

12. Taking The Time (Raw track)

13. Fool's Gold (Raw track with guide vocal)


Track List: Exotic Birds And Fruit

1. Nothing But The Truth

2. Beyond The Pale

3. As Strong As Samson

4. The Idol

5. The Thin Edge Of The Wedge

6. Monsieur R. Mende

7. Fresh Fruit

8. Butterfly Boys

9. New Lamps For Old

10. Drunk Again

11. The Blue Danube (Unreleased Extended Studio Version)


Track List: Grand Hotel

1. Grand Hotel

2. Toujours L'Amour

3. A Rum Tale

4. T.V. Ceasar

5. A Souvenir Of London

6. Bringing Home The Bacon

7. For Liquorice John

9. Roberts Box


Track List: The Best of Procol Harum

1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

3. Homburg

4. (In the Wee Small Hours of) Sixpence

5. Quite Rightly So

6. Shine On Brightly

7. A Salty Dog

9. Whisky Train

10. Simple Sister

11. Conquistador (Live)


Track List: Broken Barricades

1. Simple Sister

2. Broken Barricades

3. Memorial Drive

4. Luskus Delph

5. Power Failure

6. Song for a Dreamer

7. Playmate of the Mouth

8. Poor Mohammed

9. Broken Barricades (Long Fade) (Raw Track)

10. Simple Sister (Raw Track from Studio Session)

11. Poor Mohammed (Backing Track)

12. Song for a Dreamer (Backing Track)


Track List: A Salty Dog

1. A Salty Dog

2. The Milk Of Human Kindness

3. Too Much Between Us

4. The Devil Came From Kansas

5. Boredom

6. Juicy John Pink

7. Wreck Of The Hesperus

8. All This And More

9. Crucifiction Land

10. Pilgrims Progress


Track List: Shine On Brightly

1. Quite Rightly So

2. Shine On Brightly

3. Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)

4. Wish Me Well

5. Rambling On

8. In The Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence

10. Homburg


Track List: Greatest Hits: Procol Harum

1. Conquistador (Live)

2. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

3. Simple Sister

4. Whisky Train

5. A Salty Dog

6. Shine On Brightly

7. Whaling Stories

8. Power Failure

9. Boredom

10. Homburg

11. In The Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence (Single Version)

12. Repent Walpurgis


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dragonlady60 8 8
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This is one of the most fascinating songs...I love it...
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Best ever
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Beloved song of our generation!
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Lv procrol harem��
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Procol Harum has a facebook page --- check it out for all the latest (it's the one with approx. 4900 friends as of this writing).
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Fifty years of being good...Gary Booker as the BEST leader...Jos h Phillips on Hammond does the rounding out of this group same guitar and drums...So GOOD!!!
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One of the best bands ever
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A Lighter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum was my dad's all-time favorite song. I'm playing it now, making him happy, as he prepares to leave this earth.
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My beloved Mom died in 2011. I have fond memories of her dancing and singing to this song when it first came out so many years ago. Every time I hear this song. It brings many happy memories to me.
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What can you say. Robin. Trower
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There is no song like Whiter Shades of Pale especially with The Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra and it is in My Will for it to be played as My friends and family gather for My Funeral...Pr o c o l Harum as it was at that performance was absolutely magnificent. . .
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With singer/piani s t Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid providing the band's entire repertory... I think Robin Trower and Matthew Fisher might object to that statement.
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I was 16 in 1969 and was frozen to my seat at the Fillmore East when the purple screen of the Joshua Light Show flashed Procol Harum and they blasted us with Shine on Brightly. Comparable to seeing the Beatles for the first time on the ED Sullivan Show. This was of my top three concerts. The other two being Led Zep at Flushing Meadows '69 and Eagles, Hell Freezes Over in '96. Amazing for an accidental, one hit wonder band with no real stage act.
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I cannot imagine why Pandora does not have A Salty Dog or Home listed in the albums. The band's finest albums that contain great songs not listed in the Best Of...offerin g .
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Arrrr mate's salty Dawg MY favorrrit
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One of my favorites "A Salty Dog", visual, the song in your mind....awso m e .
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Best accidental band with actual hits that never played on the radio. Incredible!
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What a great song!
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Zzmax go check yourself hometown!
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One of my all time favorite songs....... .
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Best band with song for creating telepathic experiences (*** For though you say you're with me I know that its not so")
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Who wrote this terrible background?! It is not that it is incorrect. The grammar is terrible!
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Love the Hammond B3 on this song!!!
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Superb group of the times. So long ago it all seems like a dream.
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The 60's & 70's ...when a band really played and performed, this era produced some extremely talented artists!
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steveandlaur a 7 1 8 9
always dug em
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It doesn't get any better than Whiter Shade of Pale........ d o n ' t bother looking cause it just doesn't get any better...... c a n u say MASTERPIECE. . . . .

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Ditto, they sound as great today (straight) as they did in the older (stoned) days.
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BRIGHTLY...s e e I am not totally daft!
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procol harum,i should think,cared less if they went to no. 1...or 30...or? what they cared for the most was their music and that,my friends is the difference between today's music and the music of the bygone era called the 'psychedelic 60s..or 70s. I thought ,sure this music sounds GREAT because of the hallucinogen s I was talking..... b u t I am ghost straight nowadays and I listen to this genre ........whit e r shade of pale was good but SHINE ON Darkly was impressive but not accessible by youth tod
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Sometimes I look in the mirror and sing A Whiter Shade Of Pale, but I have always been fairly fair skinned. I don't see much sun in the winter months.
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Still great and it's ONLY been what 45 years?!!
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Best progressive band ever! F**k that, best band ever!
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Love this tune - total reflections of the 60's - Iconic , satisfaction is presented here!
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I'm with both of you !!!!
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I'm with you, Bobonnit!
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The original! Great keyboards!
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Great Band . I covered A Salty Dog on my last CD . Going to cover Repent Walpurgis and Homburg on my next one.
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If you are a fan, visit www.procolha r u m . c o m . It's like the Procol version of Disneyland.
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Brooker---gr e a t ! Repent Walpurgis--- A Salty Dog---Hombur g - - - S h i n e On Brightly (BEST)
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I saw Procol Haum 22 times in the 60's-70's.Th e i r best lineup was with Trower and Fischer,but with Mick Grabham in the band it was very strong act as well.When they used to open up with Shine on brightly during the Fillmore east years,you thought you heard the heavens open up.I've seen them twice in the last 5 years,not as strong as the Trower,B.J days but HELL any Procol is better than no Procol at all.Still I truly miss the days when BJ Wilson was playing those magnificent beats with the Har
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Not true that their entire repertory was provided by Brooker and Reid; there are any number of cuts that were Trower/Reid or Fisher/Reid. Also BJ's name was spelled Barrie, not Barry. I wish you'd included something about the prodigious contribution s of BJ. He was the soul of the band, playing the drums like a lead instrument, not as a timekeeper, and was a musician extraordinai r e like few drummers before him or since.
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Awesome Band, miss them!!!!
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Saw Gray Brooker with RIngo Starr and his All Star band circa 2001. He performed Whiter Shade of Pale a capella. It was awesome. Pure awesomeness. As good as Jack Bruce is, he had to feel overmatched when he followed it with White Room.
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Procol Harum at the Filmore East will always be a highpoint in my early musical journey.
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love this song carries alot of memories!
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