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Procol's Gift of Tongues!

From 'Dateline Burbank' Rolling Stone, 6/30/77


They're calling it Berlitz-Rock. Besides flooring Continental audiences with their always-sturdy musicianship, Procol Harum could be found on a recent European swing communicating Keith Reid's lyrics in a prodigious amount of foreign tongues.

Star linguist was pianist Gary Brooker, whose narration of The Worm and the Tree was conducted in the language of the host nation to thunderous applause. Gary's favorite? 'Ein kleine Wurm ist in eine grosse Baum gegangen,' quoth the man in Shakespearean-style German.

Procol's currently in the midst of tackling one of the most bedeviling languages of all American on their first major American tour in three years. Filling in for ailing bassist Chris Copping on the Something Magic tour is Dee Murray of Elton John Band fame.


Thanks to Diane H. Wells for finding this: but the band's last gig was played in May


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