January 31: RIP John Barry'... A Salty Dog, dedicated to “The Pep Boys and anyone else who watches from above.” '
a preview of another telling
chapter that will one day appear in the ever-expanding Procol
The Waiter Brought a Tray
Routinely updated this page
January 30:Added a poster advertising an interesting Procol Harum tribute concert coming up in April (thanks, Ernesto)
January 29: Procol Harum play the Kløften Festival in twenty-one weeks' timeAdded a first page of photographs of Procol Harum with orchestra and chorus in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)
'Sensational! A monstrously fine song!'
American blogger rediscovers Procol Harum in the shower! Read here, then click the link and have your say (thanks, Robert)
Added a page of No Stiletto Shoes photographs from Southend, 12 December 2010 (thanks, Gudrun)
Added tour dates for The Dingoes, feat. Chris Copping on organ (thanks, Chris)
January 26:'... “to those who watch us from above” is complemented by a visceral “and who can see we’re having a bloody good time.”'
Added a preview of another fine chapter that will one day appear in the renowned Procol concert memoir, The Waiter Brought a Tray (thanks, George)
Denmark, Jersey, Norway, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Oman, Ireland, America ... or equally ... California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, Rhode Island, Michigan …
Why are these territories ranked in this order, and why are we publishing such a
Added an explanation here ...
Yesterday we sent out the Procol Harum 'Fresh Fruit' newsletter. Sign up here to stay in the picture.
Added a summer festival date for Procol Harum (thanks, Chris)
Added the setlist from the eighth of Procol Harum's 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Sunday's Aarhus finale (thanks, Thomas)
Added a page summarising the programme of 129 songs played on the recent, hugely-successful choral/orchestral tour in Denmark
January 23: Procol Harum play Aarhus this afternoon
Added the illustrated setlist from the seventh of Procol Harum's 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Saturday's Aarhus outing ... more songs than elsewhere on this tour (thanks, 4790986605 and Thomas)
Filled in the gaps on this useful page (thanks, Charlie)
January 22: Procol Harum play Aarhus tonight, and tomorrow afternoon
Added a glowing review of Procol Harum at Aalborg (thanks, Pia)
Added the illustrated setlist from the sixth of Procol Harum's 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Friday's Vejle performance (thanks, Thomas)
Good to get everyone's pictures and reports from the Danish gigs! Please read the submission guidelines page before sending in your material ... it's not easy to sort out the shots when so many are called just 'procol-01.jpg' etc ...
January 21: Procol Harum play Aarhus tomorrow and Vejle tonight
Added the setlist from the third of Procol Harum's 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Sunday's Copenhagen gig, and the illustrated setlist from the fifth, Thursday's Vejle excursion (thanks, 4790986605, Gene and Thomas)Anders Hørsholm writes to BtP about the concert on 18 January: 'I went to the concert and it was great, NOT just great, but breathtaking good. Gary still got 'it'... I have been a fan since my teens and I still am a fan. Some make hit and good music: Procol Harum and Gary makes music history at the same time.'
January 20: Procol Harum play Vejle tonight and again tomorrow night
Added a page of Copenhagen photographs (thanks, Christian)
January 19: Procol Harum play Vejle tomorrow
Added the setlist from the fourth of Procol Harum's 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, the Aalborg recital (thanks, 4790986605)
Added a fine review, with illustrations, from Procol's second Copenhagen orchestral show (thanks, Charlie)
Updated this useful page
January 18: Procol Harum play Aalborg tonight
Added an illustrated recollection of Procol Harum in Copenhagen (thanks, Henrik and Christian)
Added a ticket here (thank you, Linda)
January 17: Procol Harum play Aalborg tomorrow
Added a second page of
photographs taken on the second night of Procol's Edmonton orchestral show (thanks, Tim)
January 16: Procol Harum play Aarhus again in a week
Added the setlist from the second of Procol Harum's spectacular 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Saturday's Copenhagen show. Both this and last night's setlist will be considerably fleshed out soon so do revisit the pages ... once the Copenhagen party is over
January 15: Procol Harum play Copenhagen tonight, and Aarhus in a week
Added the setlist from the first of Procol Harum's stunning 'Orchestral Manoeuvres' in Denmark, Friday's Copenhagen concert
Added a ticket here and a setlist-scan here (the latter with speculation about a slightly mysterious song-title) (thanks, Simon)
January 14: Procol Harum play Copenhagen tonight and tomorrow, and Vejle again in a week
Added a pictorial miscellany from Procol Harrisburg (thanks, Freddie)
January 13: Procol Harum play Copenhagen tomorrow and the next day, and Vejle in a week
Added the words of a Keith Reid song that has hitherto escaped our archive (thanks, Anvil)
Now taken: 'Beyond the Pale' had
two tickets for sale, for
Friday's Copenhagen Procol Harum show (sold
out): they are Row 10 seat
#19, and Row 14 seat #2. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like one or both of these tickets, which
we're selling at face value (465 DKK, or about 51.90 GBP (c. 80 USD))
'I had to stop the car in a field gateway and stare out over the wet fields of Leicestershire ... simply brilliant ...'
Added a link to a charming piece in which a UK blogger hears A Salty Dog for the first time (thanks, Mr Key)
More about that album-cover artwork here
January 11: Procol Harum play Aalborg in a weekAdded a third instalment of iPhone impressions of touring in North America, from Procol Harum's drummer (thanks, Geoff)
May we remind you about the poster and booking details for the Procol Harum Project's gig in Copenhagen. This will be of special interest to fans who are attending the sold-out Procol Harum orchestral shows in that city: something very nice to do on the Saturday afternoon! Though we highly recommend to preorder your tickets for this event, BtP has been informed that, unless sold out, tickets will also be available for sale at the door.
Added to our page of Superstar Esteem ... a surprising link between Procol Harum and Cheap Trick (thanks, Jesper)
Added a significant item of stationery here (thanks, Vanessa)
January 9: Procol Harum play Aarhus again in a fortnight
Added a second page of photographs of contemporary Southend, cradle of The Paramounts and Procol Harum (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
Corrected a mistake in this setlist, and ticket scans here and here (thanks, Evan)
Added tickets here, here, here, here and here,
January 8: Procol Harum play Copenhagen again in a week, and Aarhus in a fortnight
Added the solution to the Christmas Puzzles for 2010 ... we hope this makes interesting reading, whether you followed the puzzles or not
January 7: Procol Harum play Copenhagen in a week,, and Vejle again in a fortnight
Added the schedule of triumphant victors in the Christmas Puzzles for 2010 (thanks, all)
January 6: Procol Harum play Vejle in a fortnight
Added some great offstage pictures of Procol Harum and fans (thanks, Tito)
The BtP Christmas Puzzle has now closed. Congratulations to everyone for a tide of correct answers ... the draw will take place tomorrow.
Added the twelfth and final fragment of this year's amusing puzzles
Added the daily hint (it may not be the relevant hint for today's poser, but it will be constructive somewhere if you look back over the foregoing days' offerings)
January 4: RIP Gerry Rafferty | Procol Harum play Aalborg in a fortnight
Added the eleventh and penultimate component of this year's inspiring puzzles
Added the daily hint (doubtless not the relevant hint for today's topic, but it will be useful somewhere)
Be ready, this time tomorrow, to send us (along with your winning entry) your schedule of fab prizes in order of desirability
Added the tenth and antepenultimate quantum of this year's thought-provoking puzzles
Added the daily hint (it may not be the relevant hint for today's teaser, yet it will be workable eventually)
January 2: Procol Harum play Aarhus again in three weeks
Added the ninth bundle of this year's gripping puzzles
Added the daily hint (whereas it may not be the relevant hint for today's riddle, it will be serviceable eventually)
January 1: Procol Harum play Copenhagen again in a fortnight, and Aarhus in three
Happy New Decade!
BtP's webmasters keep one eye on the future
Added the eighth bunch of this year's exhilarating puzzles
Added the daily hint (while it may not be the relevant hint for today's enigma, it will be effective eventually)
Routinely updated this page
wrote to BtP from a remote time-zone, supposing that his location placed
him at a disadvantage in the finale of the Christmas Puzzles.
Luckily this isn't the case: we simply note the time that each answer
comes in. Wherever you are in the world, if you reach us first, second
or third you get a guaranteed prize (near the top of your choice list);
if you come in during the remaining 24 hours, your name goes in the BtP
makes no difference at all, provided one remembers to check BtP at
Midnight GMT, which is when the final clue will be posted.
Read what was new on this website in previous months