Procol Harum

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Procol Harum, Birmingham UK, 1971

Photographs Rowland Scherman


Rowland Scherman wrote to 'Beyond the Pale' from Birmingham, Alabama, as follows:

'I just listened to A Salty Dog a couple of days ago, for the first time in many years, and was so impressed (again) with Keith, I looked him up on the 'net ... and found y'all.

'Circa 71-77 I hung with the PH 'cause a girlfriend of mine was a great pal of Barrie (now gone, alas). Dave Ball also was a friend. Haven't seen these cats since then but was fairly tight with them for a while.

'Herewith snaps of PH in Birmingham, England circa 1971. I wish there were more. I shot more but these are the best.'

A happy group photo of the band as they were at the era when they played Edmonton: the towering Dave Ball (Birmingham is his home town, incidentally), Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Keith Reid, Gary Brooker, Barrie Wilson

The late, great Barrie Wilson: a fine portrait, perhaps not surprisingly: Rowland's note modestly fails to disclose how he won a 1968 Grammy award for a classic image of Bob Dylan, and has also published a photo book of images of the late Elvis Presley.

Same pub, by the look of it:: Barrie, Keith, Gary Brooker looking the way many of us remember him best, and a thirsty Alan Cartwright

Thanks, Rowland: BtP visitors can head off now for your website for more visual delights including your coverage of the Beatles' first visit to the USA


Black and white Procol prints for sale: discuss purchase with photographer

More pictures by Rowland Scherman: great gallery here


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