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Procol Harum 1977

Hofstra University


These pictures were taken by Carol Bellantoni at the Hofstra University in Long Island, New York on 11 May 1977. Apparently she was a Procol Harum fan even before she met Matthew Fisher and became his girlfriend then (3 May 2002) his wife.

"I'd like to dedicate them to the memory of BJ Wilson and Linda McCartney," Carol says in the BtP Guestbook

  Thanks, Carol and Matthew.

Gary Brooker at this grand piano: at this era he travelled with an electric piano as well, which you can see to the left: it was used in Strangers in Space.

 

Mick Grabham takes one of his great solos

Nice shot of BJ, far stage left


 

The Admiral: notice the anchor on his shoulders there is also naval braiding on his cuff.

Dee Murray filled in on bass for Chris Copping on this tour.

Pete Solley with his fiddle.

Are they playing This Old Dog ? That or Musical Fish

Mick Grabham and Peter Solley in action

Another shot in which Gary is evidently in full cry perhaps the final lines of A Salty Dog

Barrie Wilson, genial in the dressing-room

Franky and Gary Brooker

Another shot of Peter Solley he sang harmonies on This Old Dog

Keith Reid, in conversation in the dressing-room. The pen is ever-ready in his breast pocket.

His interlocutor's profile is scarcely-identifiable, we think.

One last picture of Gary, in uniform, at the helm

Carol is also a skilled painter. Have a look at the pictures she painted for BtP.


Set list from this gig

Concert report

Tour schedule


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