'... things were chaotic and fast-paced in the Olde Daze, and no one was taking any time to try and sort out what the hell was going on ...'
Added a nice article discussing the definition of 'Prog Rock' and evaluating its relevance to Procol Harum (thanks, Randy)
September 29: Procol Harum play Osaka in five weeks' time
Added a review of Gary Brooker's part in the Prince's Trust video (thanks, Nathan)
September 28: Procol Harum play Aalborg in six weeks' time
You've read Alice in Wonderland – now read our fully-illustrated report on July's Los Angeles Palers' Weekend (thanks, Jan; thanks, Sir John Tenniel)
Also, here is a link to Nathan Walpow's page about the author's experience with the Palers' Band (thanks, Nathan)
Speaking of which, you can now visit the website for Lost in the Looking-Glass: (40 Procol Harum / Matthew Fisher tunes on 2CD). Sorry we under-estimated the demand for this during Procol's recent West-Coast tour ... it's freshly reprinted, and available again for secure online ordering via PayPal or by credit-card, exclusive to this website.
September 27: RIP Robert Palmer
Added some pictures of Gary Brooker playing his home-town last year on December 21 (thanks, young Andrea!)
September 26: Procol Harum play London in eleven weeks' time and Tokyo in five weeks' time
Added Kurt Harding's report from the recent concert in Sand Diego
Added three small reviews of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Sam)
September 24: The scheduled server upgrade went partly well. BtP is up-and-running, mail problems solved.
Added a review of what might turn out to be the last-ever new album from Robin Trower (thanks, Ken)
September 23: BtP will be down several hours today due to planned server upgrade.
Added some Danish tour-dates of yore, clarifying the confusion as to whether Procol played in Denmark or in Sweden on a particular night in October. (thanks, Claes Valentin)
Also added a most unusual picture … Gary Gold on guitar with Procol Harum! (thanks, Claes Valentin)
While you're at it, revisit another good photo page sent by the same contributor (thanks, Claes Valentin)
September 22: Procol Harum play Osaka in six weeks' time
Added a revealing interview from the USA in July. Among the standard answers to standard questions, there are some interesting comments about the Brooker / Reid writing partnership (thanks, Jeff)
September 21: Procol Harum play Aalborg in seven weeks' time
Added some pictures of Procol Harum on stage at Cropredy (thanks, Pete)
Added a page of corking snaps of Geoff Whitehorn onstage in San Diego during Procol's exceptional gig there (thanks, Nancy)
September 19: Procol Harum play London in twelve weeks' time and Tokyo in six weeks' time
Added three small reviews of The Prodigal Stranger (thanks, Sam)
Added some very good portraits of Procol Harum onstage in Rome in July 2003 (thanks, Claudio)
'... as thoughtful and dynamic as ever ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum in Seattle (thanks, folks)
Added a page of pictures that fill in a little more of the story of Procol Harum at the BtP Palers' Festival in July (thanks, George)
September 15: Procol Harum play Osaka in seven weeks' time
Added a BtP text-and-pictures report of Procol Harum at last month's Cropredy Festival
September 14: Procol Harum play Aalborg in eight weeks' time
Added a very good and well-informed review of Procol Harum's rained-off gig, from LA Weekly (thanks, Beverly)
September 13: RIP Johnny Cash
Added a page of good pictures of Matt Pegg in action during Procol's very fine gig in San Diego lately (thanks, Nancy)
September 12: Procol Harum play London in thirteen weeks' time and Tokyo in seven weeks' time
Added the text of the liner note that was added to the first Procol Harum album issued in Poland (thanks, Oktay)
'Is it manic delusion, or a statement of fact?'
Added the absorbingly spooky and provocative Epilogue to the much-favoured West Coast Tour Diary (thanks, One-Eye)
Added a page detailing everything that was played at BB King's club in Hollywood on 28 July by the Palers' Band and Procol Harum. Let us know if you were there and disagree with the song-listing, or with the who-did-what ... no-one was keeping notes ...
Updated the Palers' Band index page (for Gary)
September 9: RIP Warren Zevon
Added a trio of pictures of Procol Harum on stage at Cropredy (thanks, John)
Added a Toronto ticket stub to the 1993 collection (thanks, George). More always welcome … please send them as an e-mail attachment
September 8: Procol Harum play Osaka in eight weeks' time
Added a penultimate leaf to the recent West-Coast tour-diary: Seattle (thanks, One-Eye)
Added a Cologne ticket-stub here and here (thanks, Ulrich)
September 7: Procol Harum play Aalborg in nine weeks' time
Added a page of good pictures of Matthew Fisher and Gary Brooker from Procol's immaculate gig in San Diego at the end of July (thanks, Nancy)
Added some interesting pictures of Procol Harum on stage at BtP's Palers' Festival in Los Angeles (thanks, Paul)
September 5: Procol Harum play London in fourteen weeks' time and Tokyo in eight weeks' time
Added a newspaper article tardily promoting Procol Harum to the people of LA, which was published just three days before their John Anson Ford show (thanks, Phil)
Added a Danish Procol concert here (replacing the Aarhus show that was previously announced), a Swedish date here, and amended the date of the Copenhagen show.
Thank you to the various correspondents who have written in about these items but please let us repeat ... we announce Procol dates only when they are contractually agreed by the band's management – this is often after the venue has put tickets on sale – and even then it's always possible that, for one reason or another, further changes will be announced, as you see above.
Added some Swedish to the Babel of this indispensable page (thanks, Chester)
Added a good page about Procol Harum's recent Neapolitan soundcheck (thanks, Stefano)
Added some some images and souvenirs from the incomparable Harum concert in San Diego in the closing days of July (thanks, Nancy)
September 1: Procol Harum play Osaka in nine weeks' time
Added another leaf to the recent West-Coast tour-diary, from our own correspondent: Portland (thanks, One-Eye)
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