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Gary Brooker interview from Malmo, Sweden, 5 October 2013

Nick Black, interviewer for the 'Purple Haze' radio show, Melbourne, Australia


This long interview is carved into short, digestible chunks. The featured music is heavily shortened (you have it already!) but the station IDs remain, as fascinating cultural documents.

 

Part One (mp3)

 

Nick Black introduces the interview and sets the scene, with A Whiter Shade of Pale and Learn to Fly
 

Part Two (mp3)

 

GB speaks, from Sweden, before the Malmo gig. His early days and influences, with You Never Had it so Good
 

Part Three (mp3)

 

The Paramounts, with Don't You Like my Kinda Love, It Won't be Long, and Poison Ivy
 

Part Four (mp3)

 

From Paramounts to Procol Harum, and recording the first single, with A Whiter Shade of Pale
 

Part Five (mp3)

 

Money, management, line-up change; with Homburg, Shine on Brightly
 

Part Six (mp3)

 

Writing songs, divine intervention, Douglas Adams, Stratford and Edmonton orchestral adventures, BtP, with Grand Hotel, Conquistador, A Salty Dog

Gary Brooker's BtP page

 

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