' ... we often wish that there was something with which to tie her tightly on the chair to keep her still for a moment ...'
Added – just in case this report seemed to have exaggerated – a brief codicil concerning one fan's orgasmic proclivities (thanks, Pirjo)
Added a good picture of a dancing cat in Cincinnati here (thanks, Kevin)
Added a cheerful review of the latest Procol Harum compilation album (thanks, Charlie)
Routinely updated this invaluable page
February 27:Added a fifth page of pictures taken when Procol Harum played Royal Leamington Spa
February 26: Happy Birthday Geoff Dunn (1961) Procol Harum play the Kløften Festival in seventeen weeks' timeAdded some nice pictures of Procol Harum in Harrisburg (thanks, Anthony)
Added gallery links to the foot of this page and this page (thanks, Dave)
With Spring on the way, now's the time to stock up with Procol Harum tee-shirts: six options to choose from in the BtP store, three of them added recently, and none of them available anywhere else.
February 25:Added an interesting piece in which a Procol Harum fan reduces his bucket list (thanks, Gene)
February 24:Added news about new activity from the Godfather of Southend Rock (thanks, Mick)
In which connection, you might like to re-read this page
Added another new Procol Harum tee-shirt – the Grand Hotel tour shirt – to our index (thanks, Linda)
Added a nice, copiously-illustrated
report on one of Chris Copping's gigs
with The Dingoes, in Western Australia (thank
Added a fourth page of photographs of Procol Harum with chorus and orchestra in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)
February 20:Added another Procol Harum tee-shirt – the 'busking' cartoon – to our index (thanks, Linda)
February 19: Procol Harum play the Kløften Festival in eighteen weeks' time
Added some more offstage pictures of Procol Harum and fans (thanks, Tito)
Added some tee-shirt illustrations here
February 18:Added a review of Procol Harum in Harrisburg (thanks, Howard)
February 17:Added pictures of Procol Harum on stage at Aarhus (thanks, Casper)
Added a link to 'Iconic English cricket commentator dancing with Fred Trueman's wife - the daughter of the mayor of Scarborough … aye to that well known dance track …' (thanks, Charlie)
Added further information about where Procol Harum played on 6 November 1973 (thanks, Tony)
Added a third page of photographs of Procol Harum with orchestra and chorus in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)
February 15: RIP Sir George Shearing' ... These songs might cover such strange topics ... as sinking ships, Spanish conquerors and whooping cough, but they do so without seeming pretentious. Plus, these songs really rock out ...'
Added an appreciative review of Procol Harum in Santa Barbara (thanks, Bilbo)
BtP looks forward to hearing about Chris
Copping on tour from some of our Australian correspondents!
Added a fourth dose of
from North America, made by Procol Harum's drummer
Added a note about downloading Green Onions here, here and here (thanks, Joan)
Procol Harum tee-shirts: following our annual stock-take (and following heavy purchasing at BtP's Leamington Spa gathering), we have the following remaining only: Palers' Project small (3) and XXL (3). Brooker / Reid: medium (5) and large (12); Procol Harum crew extra-large (1). Please click the links if you want to own these rarities. Note also the revival of the tee-shirt+Gazza album offer
Added the liner note for Procol Harum's 2010 download-only album
Added 'River-harp' links (that give a good idea of the mysterious mechanism and legend that lie behind the titling of Spirit of Nøkken, and of course behind the way that Procol Harum now start Kaleidoscope in live performance) here and here (thanks, Joan)
February 12: Procol Harum play the Kløften Festival in nineteen weeks' time
... 'Whaling Stories. The ultimate proof that Procol plus orchestra and choir really works ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum on tour in
Denmark last month (thanks, Frans)
' ...Something Magic is still somehow less punishing than a Yes album ...'
Added a good Procol Harum review
Changed the word 'three' to the word 'four' here (thanks, Peter)
Updated this useful page
Added a second page of No Stiletto Shoes photographs from Southend, 12 December 2010 (thanks, Gudrun)
February 9:Added a fourth page of pictures taken when Procol Harum played Royal Leamington Spa
Added a fairly detailed and nicely-illustrated review – by the BtP team – of Procol Harum with chorus and orchestra in Copenhagen, last month
• 'Living, breathing, pulsating and always inseparably intertwined! That's how I felt reading your Procol review/narrative. The verbal and visual illustration was brilliant and much enjoyed I'm sure by the many people who were not able to be there that night. I wanted to send a personal thank-you ... vicariously I was able to experience part of that wonderful evening.' (thanks, EB)
•'Just finished reading your vivid description of PH's collaboration with the Copenhagen symphony/choir last month and I must say I wager it might be even more entertaining than actually hearing a CD recording of the same! (thanks, MM, though we cannot agree)
• I’d wish to send my congratulations for such a nice article. While reading it was like I was seated at the Falconer Theater once again! ... Bravo, or better, Bravissimo! (thanks, SC)
February 7:'“Don’t talk to me,” he mouths. “Don’t talk to me.”'
Added a preview of another
intriguing chapter that will one day appear in the unique Procol
The Waiter Brought a Tray
RIP Gary Moore
Added illustrated setlists, here and here (thanks, Solvej)
February 5: Procol Harum play the Kløften Festival in twenty weeks' timeAdded a second page of photographs of Procol Harum at the Orpheum in Los Angeles (thanks, Gary)
February 4:Added a second page of photographs of Procol Harum with chorus and orchestra in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)
Added news of
tomorrow's Danish gig
Added ticket-scans here, here and here (thanks, Frans)
Added a link to Martin Awsop's
extraordinary website, which collects versions of A Whiter Shade of Pale,
and which has just reached a thousand specimens!
February 2:'... I do my utmost to keep my love of Procol Harum grounded and in some kind of perspective, and try hard not to let it become an obtuse fetish ...'
Added a preview of another strong chapter that will one day appear in the memorable Procol concert memoir, The Waiter Brought a Tray (thanks, George)
February 1:Added a third page of photographs of contemporary Southend, cradle of The Paramounts and Procol Harum (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
Added a review to this page (thanks, Jim)
'I don't know if you've seen this,' writes an anonymous correspondent, 'but it has to be one of the more obscure Procol references on the web. I was reading through some technical documentation when I came to item Number 7. It's good to know that the author doesn't plan on doing anything to my door! I can't help but wonder, of all the people that have read this page how many understood the reference?'
Nice to note that membership of our Procol Harum
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