Following Procol Harum’s successful foray into Sweden in October last year, BtP received a fascinating request from Kjersti Andersson, who lives in Gothenburg.
“My man Karl-Magnus is a very big fan of Procol Harum. He has all your CD and also DVD from concerts you had have, such in Denmark. He has also been to concerts in Denmark.
He was at a concert in Gothenburg (I think it was approximately 26 years ago). In that time his daughter Anna, who was about seven years old, with him at the concert
We were at the concert when visit Gothenburg in October this year , and the funny thing was, his daughter Anna also was with, this time.
Karl-Magnus has been a trotting driver in Sweden for many years and has also owned his own horses. One of these horses he gave the name Procol Harum.
Horse Procol Harum was very successful both in Sweden and Denmark several years. Karl-Magnus’s greatest wish is to get your autograph on a photo where he runs this horse; I would so very much like to please him with this and would be eternally grateful if you could help me with this.
I enclose a photo on Karl-Magnus and the horse Procol Harum, from when they are running in goal as the winner of a race. Many thanks in advance.'
When Gary Brooker heard of this request he
decicated and signed a copy, with the words 'Keep on trotting!', as shewn below.
Kjersti kindly sent us the following pictures of a happy man and his felicitously-named horse!
The signed picture
Another shot of Karl-Magnus
Procol Harum and Karl-Magnus in action
A satisfied Procol Harum fan
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