Added some photographs of Geoff Whitehorn in his current mode, while Procol Harum is on sabbatical (thanks, Mikey)
|If daylight-saving is coming to an end where you live,
please enjoy this Procoloid reminder to adjust your timepiece
Added a Procol ticket stub from 10 May 2003 to this page (thanks, Evan)
Added two setlist-scans to this page (thanks, Andreas)
October 28:Added a page of photographs of Procol Harum in Paris, earlier this year (thanks, Chris)
Added a second page of screenshots showing Gary Brooker on 2001's Hootenanny on UK TV (thanks, Larry)
October 26:Added some further photographs from the Procol show in Basel, during June (thanks, Melanie)
Added some more 'parlance' to our AWSoP page ... search for 'cultural imperialism' (thanks, Robert)
Added a second page of screenshots of Brooker and Fisher on an American television show (thanks, Larry)
Added another to our series of pages , in which you may read about The Hollywood Bowl itself, from the concert programme for Procol Harum's recital there in September 1973 (thanks, Roxie; thanks, Jill)
Remind yourself of the sound at the venue above when Procol Harum played there
Added a page of screenshots showing Gary Brooker on 2001's Hootenanny on UK TV (thanks, Larry)
Added the word 'Spain' to this page (thanks, Manuel Sánchez Valle)
Added some more photographs from the Procol show in Basel, during June (thanks, Melanie)
October 19: Happy Birthdays to Keith Reid (1946) and Pete Solley (1948)
Added some photographs from the Procol show in Basel, during June (thanks, Melanie)
Added a page of screenshots shewing the appearance of Brooker and Fisher on an American television show (thanks, Larry)
Added some more recent press about Southend's Rock and Roll Years, including another letter from Len Trower (thanks, John)
Added a link to guitarist Dave Ball's current activities down under. Dave explains, "I have been sucked into a blues auditioning exercise at a pub in Auckland. I lined up along with a variety of hopefuls looking to be part of a new Blues Band being formed here. The main thing for me was the fact that I could go somewhere and play. Anyway, we are repeating the exercise this week - Thursday 20 October. The Venue is the Empire Tavern on Nelson Street in Auckland City, time 7 pm. So anybody wanting to come down to listen will be most welcome. Free too!" He adds that the above link "exposes my current dress sense (in mitigation, I had gone straight from work)"! (thanks, Dave)
Added another Homburg picture sleeve ... what a tracklisting on this EP from Singapore! (thanks, Lars)
'Most young men remember with pain the time they "blew it" by being too crude with a girl ... '
Added another page of interpretation of A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Neil)
October 14:Added an interesting Procol setlist from the end of the Old Testament ... but can the date be definitively established? (thanks, Eric)
Mail between the UK and the USA seems to be unusually snail-like at present and this is affecting Palers' Project CDs; we have just heard from one US customer whose order took a month from despatch to delivery. Please be patient, folks: this is surely only a glitch. Orders in Europe and elsewhere are getting through swiftly as normal – albums are typically despatched on day of order.
Congratulations to Lickerish and their audience: the two gigs previewed at BtP raised a total of $16,000 for hurricane relief.
Added a second page of screenshots showing Procol Harum onstage in the mid 1990s (thanks, Larry)
Our BJ Wilson series continues with a good review of BJ Wilson on stage with Joe Cocker (thanks, Charlie)
October 10: Happy Birthday, Alan Cartwright (1945)
Last day for bidding in the Whiter Shade of Pale memorabilia auction: click here to see how the sale is going ...
October 8: Happy Birthday Ray Royer (1945) : 'Beyond the Pale' is eight years old today!
We are pleased to be able to commemorate this eighth birthday of 'Beyond the Pale' with a tribute to Barrie James Wilson (18 March 1947 – 8 October 1990), when a British music publication declared him, rightly, player of the month.
We have commemorated this anniversary with the following pieces in recent years:
2004: a percussionist's analysis
of BJ's instruments down the years
2003: close encounter with a great percussionist
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 friend Kenny White.
Added the latest news from Southend-on-Sea, where the Shades Reunion continues to galvanise local opinion (thanks, John)
Added some photos of the antepenultimate Procol gig of 2005 (thanks, François)
Remember to place your bid on this auction
Added a review of a grand album by one of the key players from the original Palers' Band (thanks, Elizabeth)
There are many other albums, recorded by Procol fans, reviewed on this site: have a look at Amorta, Resolution, Where the Glass Birds Fly, Beauty and Innocence, This Pilgrim's Progress, Northern Sky, Frightening Beauty, Inferno ... still there'll be more ...
Added a sixth and final page of screenshots showing Procol Harum on The Geordie Scene (thanks, Larry)
Added a link to a Japanese website that has just come online (thanks, Ken)
Added a link to the
eBay sale of
a superb, rare Procol Harum collectable
... a CD single
View our original page about the signed, numbered AWSoP CDs ... there is a link to the eBay sale there too (thanks, Rob)
"In mid 1967, Procol Harum ... had a huge hit with A Whiter Shade of Pale ... arranged for rock band and orchestra ..."
Hmm. Added a piece of writing that places Procol in a primordial position in the evolution of progressive rock (thanks, George)
Added some tangential souvenirs of Procol Harum in Bern, in the Spring (thanks, Gilles)
We archive the BtP updates monthly at this page ... there are 96 months stockpiled so far, so do have a bit of a rummage.
Added a further saline canine to this curious page (thanks, Larry)
If you're wondering how Paler John Edgar makes a living as a professional story-teller (it's not solely by reciting 'in the darkness of the night, only occasionally relieved by Glimpses of Nirvana' ...) there's a good online interview with him, which will be active for a few days, at Glastonbury Podcasting. If you want to go direct to the interview, click here: John's comments and a gruesome song run from 6.35 to 23.11.
Added a page of screenshots showing Procol Harum onstage in the mid 1990s (thanks, Larry)
Here's a link to the latest work by John Edgar, whose controversial Glimpses of Grand Finale provided the climax to 2004's From Shadow to Shadow
Read what was new on this website in previous months