Added some Coldharbour Lane photographs (thanks, Brad)
Readers in America ... enjoy Spotfy!
July 30:Added a piece about A Whiter Shade of Pale that dates back to the time of the authorship lawsuit
July 29:Added a third and final page of photographs taken when Procol Harum played Lulworth Castle (thanks, Ian)
July 28:Added some further concert shots from Procol Harum's recent spa-town gig in Southern Germany (thanks, Heidi)
Added some recent white flower photographs (thanks, Josh)
July 26:Added an interview with sometime Procol recording engineer, John 'Polly' Punter (thanks, Anvil)
There's more about Punter in this excellent tape-op interview
Many visitors to 'Beyond the Pale' will know the name of Martin Clare, a frequent contributor to the site, a major Procol fan, and a member of The Palers' Band. He was a music teacher (guitar, piano, flute), and very sadly he unexpectedly died on 3 July, aged 55.
His family (including one BtP webmaster) has launched a charitable fund,
raising money to continue Martin's work, by helping to provide music lessons for
the young people of Fairford UK, where he lived.
Click the links to read some of the speeches from the Memorial Celebrations (which involved almost 300 people) and see some pictures (yes, there is Procoloid content).
If you'd like to make a donation – of whatever size – in his memory that would be lovely, and would really help to further something musical and worthwhile.
Added some further concert shots from Procol Harum's recent spa-town gig in Southern Germany (thanks, Heidi)
A correspondent writes:
During the week I have been listening to a couple of newly bought CDs with Phantom Limb. I recall that it was [BtP] who recommended PL to me some time ago. Why it took me so long to make this modest investment, I don't know. But I know for sure that I should have followed your advice a long time ago. I am really impressed by their music, and I'm in love with Yolanda Quartey. What a smooth and powerful voice. So, I really want to thank [BtP] for that recommendation.
July 23: RIP Amy Winehouse
Two years after Procol Harum's ill-fated Finnish concert, added an English translation of a local newspaper account (thanks, Juice / Jari)
Added some interesting pictures taken when Procol Harum last played with an orchestra in the USA (thanks, George)
Added another page of photographs of No Stiletto Shoes on stage in Southend (thanks, Freddie)
July 20:Added an illustrated review of Procol Harum's recent orchestral / choral show in America (thanks, George)
July 19:Added another page of photographs of No Stiletto Shoes on stage in Southend (thanks, Freddie)
July 18:Added some nice concert shots from Procol Harum's recent spa-town gig in Southern Germany (thanks, Heidi)
July 17:Added a fourth and final good page of pictures from a recent Italian Procol show
July 16:Added a good Gary Brooker interview from Goldmine (thanks, Anvil)
'We didn't repent our trip to Denmark ...'
Added a note about
German fans who didn't get to see Procol Harum
More from the same correspondent here
'Too much bleach and it will turn to dust in your hands; too little, and
you'll come out the colour of sunset during a nuclear attack ...'
Added a snippet about blondes to this perennially-fascinating page (thanks, Peter)
Added a link to a great concert video filmed the night before Procol Harum closed The Rainbow theatre in London (thanks, Henrik)
July 12:Added some more pictures from the monumental concert when Procol Harum played Westbury in America (thanks, Gail)
July 11:Added some pictures from the epic concert when Procol Harum played Westbury in America (thanks, Gail)
What else do members of Procol Harum do to pass the long hours of retirement? Add
further link that may help elucidate that question.
Added an Austrian ticket-stub here
... search for 'Linz'
How do members of Procol Harum pass the long hours of retirement? Add a link that may help clarify that issue
'a fairly irritating album ... collection of maudlin songs ... he tries to hit the high notes ... to call it 'lacking' would be a good start ...'
a review that many readers will find
perplexing (thanks, Anvil)
Added a page of pictures taken at Gary Brooker's recent Wintershall extravaganza (thanks, Heidi)
Added a second page of photographs taken when Procol Harum played Lulworth Castle (thanks, Ian)
July 4:Added another page of Band du Lac soundcheck shots from 4 June 2011
July 3: RIP Martin Clare, 1956–2011Added a second page of pre-show pictures from the Kl°ften Festival (thanks, Thomas)
July 2:Added another good page of pictures from a recent Italian Procol show
July 1:Added a page of Band du Lac soundcheck shots from 10 am on 4 June 2011
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