Allen's memorial service took place on 1 June in the Factor Chapel of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010.
themselves sent this floral tribute in One-Eye's memory. Clearly modelled on the cover of
A Salty Dog, its lifebelt encircles one eye ...
The letters at the top signify the donors, and those at the bottom presumably refer to the super fan the wreath honours
Pale', with valued help from Los Angeleno Jeremy Gilien, sent this floral
tribute, a wreath laced with carnations
Accompanying it, but not pictured here, was a Memorial Card with the following words:
‘We'll raise our glass to absent friends’.
For Allen, 98 carnations, one for each of the Procol Harum concerts that helped shape your life, and brought you together with fellow fans all round the world.
Thank you for all your generosity, your witty company, your prolific correspondence, your ubiquity, your inimitable singing, your kindness and insight, your good-natured eccentricity, and all the fun we shared.
‘It's time to change and
From Jens and Roland at ‘Beyond the
Pale’, on behalf of your many Procoholic friends, far and wide … who are
going to miss you terribly.
Tribute with context
Allen's brother Evan Edelist, with the two tributes
They've been moved to the reception room
Thanks to Jeremy for the photographs. He
included this shot of piano and organ together at the Memorial Service,
though in fact neither was played. He felt sure that Allen would nonetheless have uttered the word 'Continuum'!
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