July 31: Forty-eight days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a link to the Classic Eye review of the recent live PH CD release (thanks, Joan)
And added two items for gear-heads
a page showing the kind of Farfisa organ used by Peter Solley in 1976 and 1977 with Procol Harum (thanks, Larry)
a note of the equipment used by Procol Harum's first guitarist (thanks, Lynda)
The new 'Shine On' (July edition) should be in the mailboxes one of these days. The issue announces the Procol Harum Millennium Concert and more. Here is the Online Version
July 30: Forty-nine days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a comprehensive account of all the bands and attractions that you will hear at the Guildford Multimedia Festival
Would you like a Personalised Procol e-mail account, such as firstname.lastname@example.org?
Read about it here and indicate your interest by using the BtP poll.
July 29: Fifty short days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a meaty illlustrated page: make sure you read it all or you will miss the promised nude Procolers ('a likely footballer' and 'a mystical, dreamy, elf-like man' guess who they are before you click on the link!)
Added a link to the website of Family Fandango a band of Procol fans whom you will also hear at Guildford on Sunday 17 September
July 28: Fifty-one days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
What is Procol's Millennium Drummer, Mark Brzezicki, up to at the moment and how did he get involved with the band in the first place?
Added a page that sets out to answer these questions for you.
July 27: Fifty-two days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
As anticipation grows about the latest Procol + orchestra excursion, we add a page entitled
'A nervous night with Procol Harum' from Circus in 1972 (thanks, Anthony; thanks, Marvin)
Added lots more fans' e-addresses mail BtP if you'd like to be added to the list
Thanks to all who
have been enquiring about the Palers' Convention on the
day before the Millennium Concert.
BtP will be announcing full particulars of this event shortly. Meanwhile, just keep that Saturday evening free!
July 26: Fifty-three days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a page that begins to show the complex interrelation of 'GB and the 4 Ms', the confirmed Procol personnel we shall be listening to at Guildford. Further suggestions welcome as always.
Have a look at the list of Palers coming from all over the world to the Millennium Concert, which is growing like a Beanstalk, isn't it? Please let us know if we may add your name to it.
July 25: Fifty-four days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a tiny review of Freedom's self titled album as published in Record Collector July 2000.
Have a look at the Shine On Merchandise page for the new RK bootleg on which Gary Brooker sings most of the vocals.
Added another ideal setlist to our page of suggestions (thanks, Ian)
Added some more of Gary Brooker's praise for BJ to this page other Commander's Testimonials are here (thanks, Joan)
July 24: Fifty-five days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
A note to subscribers to our newsletter, Fresh Fruit. From time to time the software that maintains our list will test to see if your address is valid and if for some reason it gets a bounced address a few times, it may remove your name from the list. We can't do anything about this except advise that, if this happens to you, you should please subscribe again.
Added yet another compilation CD of Procol Harum songs
Added some fuel to the uncertainty about Procol Harum's part in the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, when, by one account, they performed I Sing In a Voice (thanks, Steven)
July 23: Fifty-six days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added the excellent words of a recent Keith Reid song (thanks, both)
Have a look at the ever-growing list of Palers coming from all over the world to the Millennium Concert. Please let us know if we may add your name to it.
Owing to the crowd of Palers coming to Guildford, our bookings at Jarvis have now been filled up but keep on writing in, as we are working on alternatives and will post more informaton within a very few days.
July 22: Fifty-seven days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added the second part of the Delta press-conference, in which Gary Brooker announces the passing of BJ Wilson, his plans for the 1991 'rebirth' of Procol Harum, and his second ballet score (thanks, Niels-Erik)
Astonishingly there are already 61 names on the list of Palers coming from all over
the world to the Millennium Concert.
Please let us know if we may add your name to it.
July 21: Fifty-eight days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a 1976 setlist the lucky punters heard three rare, unreleased songs (thanks, Barry)
Added the results of the BtP poll: Will Procol Harum play live in 2000?
July 20: Fifty-nine days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a link to the Gigabeat spiral which places Procol Harum in the context of other 'similar' bands: see what you think (thanks, Cathy)
Added good, illustrated details of another, very rare, AWSoP cover: search for 'ASA' (thanks, Tormod)
Have a look at the growing list of Palers coming from all over the world to the Millennium Concert in Guildford and let us know if we may add your name to it.
July 19: Sixty long days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
'One more chapter in the story'
While the prospect of the next Procol gig is so strong in everyone's minds, please enjoy a celebratory poem about the Redhill concert which was exactly three years ago (thanks, Stan) ... and maybe new Palers would like to read some of the Redhill anniversary reactions (thanks, Mirek) perhaps including the end of this one
Added useful travelling information to our Guildford venue page (thanks, Diane)
Book your hotel in Guildford through 'Beyond the Pale' : details here
July 18: Sixty-one days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added the first part of the Delta press-conference, in which Gary receives the commission, and describes his early use of MIDI sequencing (thanks, Niels-Erik)
Searock has added some Procol animations: here, here and here (thanks, EJ)
Lots of bookings for rooms at Hotel Jarvis have been received. Please don't hesitate if you want to be sure of getting a room
July 17: Sixty-two days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
The page listing Palers coming to the Millennium Concert in Guildford has been started: not many names yet, though we know a lot more of you will be coming. We won't advertise your name without your permission so please mail us saying who you are and where you're coming from and we will be pleased to list you if you ask.
Added the historical introduction to a hitherto-lost press-conference given by those involved in the Gary Brooker ballet, Delta (thanks, Niels-Erik)
July 16: Sixty-three days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
The Palers' base camp in Guildford will be Hotel Jarvis - booking details for this, and an alternative hotel, now added.
Added some good shots of Robin Trower in Nashville, 1985 (thanks, David)
Added a page of picture sleeves of Robert's Box (thanks, Joan!)
July 15: Sixty-four days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Dear Palers we are getting swamped with queries about the Millennium Concert and soon won't be able to answer you individually. We guarantee that any news or helpful info that we get will be linked from the Millennium Concert page which we will do our best to keep updated. And no, we're not in a position to charter an aeroplane from America sorry!
Added a reference to Matthew Fisher's involvement with a singing wrestler (thanks, Joan)
Added a picture of the infamous Home-era Fender Bass Keyboard (nicknamed 'The Fart Machine' by Robin Trower) to the page on which Chris Copping refers thereto (thanks, Larry)
Added David Lanz to the Procol Harum Star Esteem Index (thanks, Joan)
July 14: Sixty-five days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added booking details for the Millennium Concert in Guildford, UK, on 17 September but don't telephone yet
Added an overhauled Procol Pedigree in two parts (thanks, Jonas), by examining which lots of new detail you may find who the confirmed players will be at the Millennium Concert
July 13: Sixty-six days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert
Added a superb report on the Rhythm Kings at Lewisham and much, much more (thanks, António)
Added prices (very good value!), to the Shine On Merchandise page, for the new RK bootleg on which Gary Brooker sings most of the vocals. Please note that all prices on this page are in Pounds Sterling and not in any other currency (thanks, Christine)
July 12: Sixty-seven days until Procol Harum's Millennium Concert time to calm down a little after yesterday's announcement and hectic activities. Watch this space for more details including booking info later
Added a page indexing the many snippets BtP has been sent in which fab musicians and other artists mention their esteem for and debt to Procol Harum. Please explore this page and all the links from it, especially the new Kansas one (thanks, Bert)
July 11: A very Happy Birthday to Jens, my partner in crime here's something else for you to celebrate!
It's nearly three years since Procol Harum played at Redhill
It's a year since the disappointment of Procol Harum not playing in Poland
And we've got only sixty-eight days to wait until the Procol Harum Millennium Concert! (thanks, Gary!)
Added a review of the recent Rhythm Kings' gig in Bristol (thanks, Joe) written by the proprietor of a useful website, the Musicians' Gear-Finder, which Palers may find interesting to visit.
Added a rare clump of Procol pieces all from this month's Goldmine magazine (thanks, Joan)
Added three pages from contributors with close, though very different, personal associations with Procol Harum: a brief report on a recent Rhythm Kings gig (thanks, Pam); a setlist from very early Solley days (thanks, Barry); a sartorial / geographical note about a couple of picture-sleeves (thanks, Carol)
July 7: Happy birthday, Ringo!
Added a historical note to the page about Gary Brooker's Parrot Inn
Added another Procol webpage to our collection of the same
Added a link to this pictorial tribute page to BJ Wilson (triple thanks, EJ)
Added a page about a great bootleg CD, now available from Shine On, on which Gary Brooker plays piano and takes most of the lead vocals (thanks, Gary)
Added an item to the Best of BJ page (thanks, Chris)
July 5: Happy 25th wedding anniversary, Jens, in London
Added an illustrated page that touches briefly on some of Gary Brooker's very recent comments about 'classical' music underlying Procol Harum songs.
Added a brief piece about the end of the Rhythm Kings' UK tour (thanks, Robert and Sue)
Added a first (pictorial) report on the Rhythm Kings' fine gig in Bristol UK (thanks, 'the River People')
And if you can be in New York on 20 July: Gigmania will give away a pair of tickets to a Robin Trower concert in Irwin Plaza this day. Go to Gigmania to enter the contest (scroll down the page until you find the Irwin Plaza venue) (thanks, Matt)
Added two small reviews of Fillmore shows (thanks, Hermann)
The BtP forums The Beanstalk and Still There'll be More have now been relaunched in new versions. So please visit and add your postings to the currently empty forums. Our new community also has a chatroom. Enjoy!
Added some illustrations from a 1972 Japanese tour-programme (thanks, Per) and a request for help from anyone out there who can read Japanese (and English)
Added a Kaleidoscope picture sleeve and five more AWSoP covers (thanks, Joan and Jonny)
Added to our page compiling suggestions for the track-listing for a BJ Wilson 'Best-of' CD (thanks, Fred)
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