Added a 1973 setlist from City Hall, Glasgow (thanks, George)
Added some little-known illustrations here and here (thanks, Beverly)
Added a good crop of 'new' tickets (look for 'Bern', 'Wimbledon', 'Palladium', 'Atlanta', 'Hammersmith', 'Edmonton', 'Crystal') to the scrapbook (thanks, Richard, Bil, David and Christian)
Added a nice piece about Robin Trower's recent Florida gig (thanks, Beverly)
And here is the link for the article in Cleveland.com where Carol's letter generated attention (thanks Sam)
Added a gobsmacking response to the letter regarding the investiture of Procol Harum in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (thanks, Carol)
Added a link, concerning the late Tommy Eyre, to some of the Imponderable Strangers pages (thanks, Joan)
Added a new letter regarding the investiture of Procol Harum in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (thanks, Carol) and an index-page for other pieces on this topic.
Added links to three video-clips from Gary Brooker's most recent live gig (thanks, Club Riga)
Added some more names to the list of Online Procol fans. If you are not on this list, please feel free to add yourself by visiting this page.
If you haven't got a groovy 'email@example.com' e-mail address, why not get one by visiting this page (it forwards mail to your existing account)? This helps spread the name of the band, and helps paying online charges for 'Beyond the Pale'.
Added more information about The Denny Cordell Teatime Ensemble (thanks Matthew, thanks Frans)
Added to one of our BJ Wilson tributes from fellow-musicians (thanks, Bert)
Added a link to an online karaoke Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Sam)
Added a scan of the provocative cover of Geoff Whitehorn's 1974 solo album (thanks, Marcel)
Added a picture of Geoff himself to the appropriate page
Added a reference to Conquistador as heard in the backing tracks of Heartbeat
Added a special report on the recent gig by The Mickey Jupp Band / Gary Brooker and Friends / Hunt Runt Shunt and Cunningham (thanks, Paul)
October 22: BtP was down for 14 hours and minutes thanks to software upgrades after yesterday's server upgrade. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Added some first glimpses from yesterday's Second Procol Radio Marathon from UCLA
What do you know about Keith Reid's work with The Denny Cordell Tea Time Ensemble?
Added the story so far more information would be welcome (thanks, Len)
Uclaradio broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon today don't miss it!
October 20: BtP was down 3 hours due to scheduled server maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience.
'Another slightly morose lyric '
Tony Norman talks to Keith Reid in the era of Home (thanks, Phil)
Reminder:uclaradio broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon tomorrow, this time featuring a telephone interview with Matthew Fisher
October 19: Happy Birthdays to Keith Reid (1946)and Pete Solley (1948)
' I have actually been thinking of using Salty Dog as the basis of something bigger '
Added 'Hotel of the past and future', an interesting Keith Reid interview from Sounds (thanks, Phil)
Added news of Till the End, a new Keith Reid song, just released (thanks António)
Added the fourth part Kaleidoscope of 'The Secrets of the Hive' / 'Extracting the Honey' , a unique Procoholic double-act that looks very carefully at the Westside Pandora's Box album of Procol Harum rarities and remixes (thanks, Clyde and Larry)
You can find a report of Gary Brooker at Mick Brownlee's retirement gig in Southend if you read here and here(thanks, Mikael)
Added a nice review of Bobby Harrison's Funkist album (thanks, Bert)
'The folly pursuits of mortal youth '
Added some further fuel to the ongoing controversy about what A Whiter Shade of Pale 'means' (thanks, Branden)
A Salty Dog goes no #1 in Denmark (thanks, Niels-Erik) where Procol Harum will be playing in December
Added some dates to the recently-added Barrie Wilson interview (thanks, Frans)
Added some nice freeze-frames of BJ and Matthew Fisher in action (thanks, Joan)
Reminder:uclaradio broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon on 21 October, this time featuring a telephone interview with Matthew Fisher
Procol Harum Set to Re-Conquer Britain
Added an early, illustrated interview with BJ Wilson (thanks, Joan)
October 13: Today Gary Brooker plays Mick Brownlee's retirement gig, Southend, with Mick Brownlee (Drums), Mo Witham (Guitar) and Dave Bronze (Bass).
Added some pictures of Barrie Wilson in the Procol years, from the collections of his sister and his brother (thanks Pam, thanks Richard)
Added some unusual pictures of Barrie Wilson in Paramounts days, from his brother's collection (thanks, Richard)
Tomorrow:Mick Brownlee's retirement gig, Southend
Added some pictures of Barrie Wilson with the Paramounts in Paris, from his brother's collection (thanks, Richard)
Added details of forthcoming Procol Harum gigs(thanks, Diane)
Added some pictures of Barrie Wilson's music-making in days before the Paramounts, from his brother's collection (thanks, Richard)
Added some touching domestic pictures of Barrie Wilson, from his brother's collection (thanks, Richard)
October 8: Happy Birthday Ray Royer (1945)
We are pleased to be able to commemorate this fourth birthday of 'Beyond the Pale' by adding a brand-new BtP interview with the Joe Cocker band's Cliff Goodwin (thanks, Cliff) as a reminder of the great Barrie Wilson, 18 March 1947 - 8 October 1990
In 2000we commemorated this day with a grand picture outtake and Procol rarities for sale;
In 1999 we commemorated this day with a new portrait of BJ and a friend's tribute;
in 1998 we commemorated this day with new studio photos of BJ from Mick Grabham;
in 1997 we launched this website with a new interview from Barrie's great friend, Kenny White.
Coming soon thanks in part, we're sure, to the Palers' highly enthusiastic responses tothe last one a second Procol Harum internet radio marathon from UCLA keep 21 October free and be sure to tune in (thanks, Bob)
Added a 1973 setlist from Gotheborg(thanks, Mimblecrat)
And you might like to remind yourself of the Procol backstage-pass collection (here) that we heralded here (thanks, Larry)
Added a 1973 setlist from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh (thanks, George)
Added some images to clarify our pages about a Procol compilation and its close relation(thanks, One-Eye)
'I think that a lot of the excitement that has been generated has come about via our website and people just being able to touch base '
You may have listened to the mp3 clips of the recent Brooker interview from uclaradio.com, but we have now added a full transcript of it, which includes material that didn't find its way into those files clips (many thanks, Bob)
'It was almost as if Procol were saying goodbye ... but it would take until 1991 for the tree to grow back.'
Added the last in our series on Procol Harum's mid-70s London concerts : about the band at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1977 (thanks, Richard)
Added the third part Cerdes (Outside the Gates of) of 'The Secrets of the Hive' / 'Extracting the Honey' , a unique Procoholic double-act that looks very carefully at the Westside Pandora's Box album of Procol Harum rarities and remixes (thanks, Larry and Clyde)
Updated our index of gigs in Denmark, a country evidently much favoured by Procol Harum and added an illustrated page about the Skanderborg Festival in 1995, hoping someone can supply some more detail (thanks, Erik)
A new version of A Salty Dog is released today, and, on the basis of the artist's last recording, it is likely to top the charts: added track-listing, a Brooker testimonial, and links to sound samples all here(thanks, Niels-Erik)
Updated this very useful page, which could help recent 'Beyond the Pale' converts catch up with all the daily additions to this site over the past (nearly!) four years.
Updated this page (sorry, collectors! but there is more to come for you in the BtP shop)
Read what was new on this website in previous months