Warsaw: Gary Brooker, former leader of UK chart band Procol Harum, now enjoys immense popularity in Poland as a result of a remarkable performance at the Inter-vision Song Festival at Sopot.
This was his début solo performance since the band split up and was so successful that Polish critics were hailing it as ‘the musical event of the year’.
Via Chrysalis, Brooker's record company, Polish television has set up a deal to produce a one-hour TV special, including Brooker's backing group and it is for transmission both here and abroad. It will feature material from his new album No More Flying [sic] and should be completed by the end of May.
The show will be handled by a group of leading Polish technicians including Jerzy Gruza, a film director who took first prize in the 1978 Television entertainment show Festival at Knokke-le-Zoute in Belgium. All filming will be in Warsaw.
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