Keith Reid and Frank Key, in Roland's book
interview from May 2010
(portrait of Keith by Michael Andrews)
Keith Stuart Brian Reid was born 19 October 1946.
Following the Procol 'Old Testament', he formed a personal management,
publishing, and production company, and also a record label. His artists
enjoyed a great deal of worldwide success including Gonzales (I haven't stopped dancing yet), Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Arms
of Mary, Sailing), Frankie Miller (Darling), Mickey
Jupp (Don't Talk to Me), Robin Trower (Bridge of Sighs)
In the early eighties Keith returned to song-writing and moved to New York to re-start his career. He immediately had huge success with an unknown Australian artist, John Farnham, whose recording of Keith's You're the Voice became, and remains, the biggest-selling record in Australia of all time.
He now continues to concentrate on his song writing and has had songs recorded by such best-selling artists as: Annie Lennox, Willie Nelson, Sarah Brightman, Jeff Healey, Heart, Robin Trower, Mavis Staples, Felix Cavaliere, John Waite, Chris Thompson, John Farnham, Alan Parsons Project, Gary Brooker and Procol Harum.
2017 saw the release of Novum, the first Procol Harum record made without Keith's input. The words for Novum were largely written by Pete Brown