22 June 1939 – 7 January 2022
Bobby was born at 12.30 am
on 22 June
1939, East Ham Maternity Hospital,
Below, the death announcement the Essex County Standard on 28 January 2020 (thanks, John Twitchett)
Who played drums on AWSoP? From Q Magazine
In the mid-80s Bobby recorded a solo album, Solid Silver, with the
band Mezzoforte in
In a conversation with BtP in October 2006, Bobby told us that he was playing with a seven-piece band (sometimes including two girl singers) named 'Journey', playing Christian-oriented rock around the Southend area. He's also writing an autobiography that will relate his life and musical career, with plenty about Procol Harum: it is entitled 'Journey to Freedom' and you will find all necessary purchase details at this website.
Late 1998 interview with 'Beyond the Pale' about the Harrison / Harum days
Bobby Harrison sings backing vocal on
Bobby Harrison, of
Bobby, who became a born again Christian five years ago, has set up a band,
the Journey, at
He said: "The band has been a vision for the last five years or so. I wrote most of the stuff and it's now a working band.
"I left Procol Harum because of the lifestyle in the rock business. There were a lot of Mafia-type agents round in the 1960s and 1970s."
Hi! (writes Dave Callan, June 2009)
I can remember Bobby when I was a young kid living on the East Ham Estate in Brentwood, Essex. I think he used to come and visit his parents who lived in 'The Broadwalk North'. I lived around the corner in 'Knights Way'. If us kids were out kicking a ball around and a long haired geezer turned up we'd all know it was Bobby. Ah happy days!
("I may be hungry but I sure ain't weird")
Music Network on Bobby Harrison
Bobby Harrison's musical legacy with Procol Harum
Harrison and Freedom on film: a page about the Tinto Brass movie, Black on White
Harrison's Funkist album
Sessions list: all non-PH and non-Paramounts records (up to 1986) to which Procol Harum members contributed
Bobby Harrison playing live in August 2009, and in May 2010, and in August 2010 (details here, here and here)