1 April 2020: the cards in a musician's wallet give a fascinating insight into life on the road ... hotels, transport, sight-seeing and 'other pleasures'. Since the start of 'Beyond the Pale' we've taken every opportunity to collect such cards from members of Procol Harum, and below you can see a selection from our archive. We'd intended to exhibit the whole collection at the 5 July Convention, but people need cheering up during the virus lockdown, so here's a little competition for now: look through the cards carefully, use your skill and judgment to identify the odd-one-out, then send its ID number to BtP, and we'll put your name in a hat if you're right ... the usual routine. Additional details at the foot of this page.
(MANY thanks, everyone)
And the prize ... again, something we were hoping to award in July ... some time
in the late Seventies a well-loved former member of 'Old Testament' Procol Harum – despite
having little experience as a sculptor – made a model of a musical instrument
and presented it to The Commander as a keepsake to commemorate a decade of
musical cameraderie. It has been faithfully
preserved over the intervening years and will make a very poignant and unusual
addition to any completist's collection. We're not able at present to get a
photo of it (for obvious reasons), but trust us ... it's very special and
unusual, and you won't be disappointed if you want a unique Procol keepsake and
talking-point for your music room or patio. Not sure when we'll be able to
ship it out to the winner, but we shan't delay as soon as the lockdown is over.
Look at the wallet-cards above, then send your odd-one-out answer – just the two-digit number – to 'Beyond the Pale', by using this link.
Good luck everyone, and stay safe!
Procol Harum on tour | Second page of wallet cards | Gary Brooker's stage passes