Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home

What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

October 2003


Hallowe'en: Procol Harum play London in six weeks' time and Tokyo tonight

Added a picture of two musicians with a Trower connection, who met up at the Procol gig in LA in July (thanks, Bill)

Added a link to an article about a song called Barbican that has a curious and tenuous Procol Harum connection (thanks, Sam)

Added another souvenir of LA featuring a well-known sex-machine (thanks, Jan)


October 30: Procol Harum play Tokyo tomorrow night

Added some foyer-shots from Procol Harum's second UK gig of the year


October 29:

Added a page about Robin Trower's first post-Procol band (thanks, Bill)


October 28:

Added an interesting review of a Procol gig that had a very shaky start (thanks, Claes)

Take yourself to the Palers' Festival in LA, one more time (thanks, Jan)


October 27: Procol Harum play Osaka in a week's time

Added some sound-check and equipment shots from a good Procol gig in March


October 26: Procol Harum play Aalborg in two weeks' time

'I love Gary's songs, but Matthew's are the ones that are more deeply etched in my soul' : added an interview with an American bandleader (thanks, Ed)

Added another instance of 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' in common parlance ... searchg for 'Janice Rogers Brown' (thanks, Jonas)


October 25:

Added some photographs of Procol Harum on stage at Milton Keynes

Added website links for all of Procol's upcoming Japanese shows (here, here and here) (thanks, Amy)


October 24: Procol Harum play London in seven weeks' time and Tokyo in a week's time

Added a sequence of pictures of Procol Harum playing Hamburg (thanks, Holger)

Quite a few hostile responses to yesterday's piece about AWSoP. Nice to know there are readers out there!


October 23:

'The first verse [of AWSoP] obviously describes the trip the author is on. Ever been on one? This is exactly it. Could have written this verse if I'd known the words ...'

Added a confident assessment of the 'meaning' of Procol Harum's most famous song (thanks, Lee Anne)

Also added a piece about A Lighter Shade of Brown (thanks, Beverly)


October 22:

Added some German booking information (thanks, Holger)

Added some dates (June and November, 1970, and April 1971) to our schedule of early dates for Procol Harum (thanks, Dave). More always welcome.

Added some more to the page about kittens named after your favourite band (thanks, Caroline)


October 21:

Added information about the venues for forthcoming Procol gigs in Japan, here, here and here (thanks, Chris)

Added a reference to Riverdance to our page of AWSoP in common parlance (thank you, Martin)

Added a useful page if you need some kittens named after your favourite band (thanks, Redcat)


October 20: Procol Harum play Osaka in two weeks' time

Added some more pictures from the Palers' Festival in July (thanks, Jan)


October 19: Happy Birthdays to Keith Reid (1946) and Pete Solley (1948) Procol Harum play Aalborg in three weeks' time

Added a good page about Procol in the USA (thanks, Mirek)


October 18:

Added a page of soundcheck pictures from Procol at Croppers


October 17: Procol Harum play London in eight weeks' time and Tokyo in two weeks' time

Added the setlist from Procol's Stuttgart show in March (1968!) (thanks, Rolf)


October 16:

Added a page about the little Cropredy 2003 programme


October 15:

Added a very complimentary review of Procol's live BBC recording (thanks, Ken)


October 14:

Added a final page to wrap up our week of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)


October 13: Procol Harum play Osaka in three weeks' time

Added a fifth page of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)


October 12: Procol Harum play Aalborg in four weeks' time

Added a fourth page of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)

Added some useful booking information, and some misunderstandings (thanks, Ulrich)


October 11:

Added a third page of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)


October 10:  Procol Harum play London in nine weeks' time and Tokyo in three weeks' time   Happy birthday Allan Cartwright (1945)

Added a further page of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)


October 9:

Added a page of pictures taken from slides of pictures from Barrie Wilson's own Procol portfolio (thanks, Tim)


October 8: Happy Birthday Ray Royer (1945) : 'Beyond the Pale' is six years old today!

We are pleased to be able to commemorate this sixth birthday of 'Beyond the Pale' by adding an account of a close encounter with a great percussionist, in memory of Barrie James Wilson, 18 March 1947 8 October 1990. It's illustrated with slides of pictures from BJ's own Procol photo collection.

We have commemorated this anniversary with the following pieces in recent years:

2002: the Melody Maker profile of BJ
2001: a
BtP interview with one of BJ's Joe Cocker band-mates
2000: a grand picture outtake and Procol rarities for sale;
1999: a new portrait of BJ and a friend's tribute;
1998: new studio photos of BJ from Mick Grabham;
1997: to launch the website, a BtP interview from Barrie's great friend, Kenny White.


October 7:

Added another page of pictures from Procol Harum's recent gig in Mainz (thanks, Hans)


October 6: Procol Harum play Osaka in four weeks' time

Added a page of pictures from Procol Harum's recent gig in Mainz (thanks, Kirsten)


October 5: Procol Harum play Aalborg in five weeks' time

Added a BtP review of the film about the memorial concert for George Harrison (thanks, One-Eye)

"... you have a few drinks, the next thing you know you've agreed to shoot your head off ... "
Tonight on UK TV (Channel 4, 9 pm): Derren Brown, who performs Glimpses of Nirvana on the first Palers' Project CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, will play Russian Roulette live, firing a loaded pistol at his head, having read the mind of the lucky volunteer who gets to load it. Interview with Derren here. Good luck to all.


October 4:

Added a pictorial page taking us back to The Ides of March when Procol Harum played a really fine concert in London (thanks, Gilles)


October 3: Procol Harum play London in ten weeks' time and Tokyo in four weeks' time

Added a page of pictures showing Procol Harum at the Cropredy signing-session on 9 August


October 2:

Added some nice pictures from Procol's Stuttgart gig earlier this year (thanks, Bernd)


October 1:

Added some nice pictures from Procol Harum's Udine gig (thanks, Arturo)


Read what was new on this website in previous months


PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home