' ... BJ was the true heart of Procol Harum ... BJ's drumming was almost literary – following and emphasising the narrative with far more power and passion than any mere beat structure.
... In the usual descriptions of Procol Harum's style, "grandeur" is a typical adjective. BJ created that grandeur with stunning punctuations, great open spaces, surprising reversals of rhythm
... BJ Wilson made the drums express both the unpredictability and inevitability of fate. He was awesome, and he will be missed.'
Stephen Braitman, letter to the Editor, Goldmine Magazine, 31 May 1991
Prime instrument: Drums : also mandolin now and then ... also alto sax
(c. 1970 ... no known recordings!). Last gig with Procol was
18 October 1977.
Read about BJ's drum kits; bid for memorabilia from his instrumental arsenal
Recorded works outside Procol
Harum; Live on CD with Joe Cocker (review
Tunes Music Network on BJ Wilson
'Browsing through YouTube recently ... I've found a couple of clips with Barrie: Joe Cocker - a live concert version of AWSoP and Frankie Miller - live concert singing Goodnight Sweetheart . Not the finest recordings you'll ever see, but poignant memories nonetheless'. (thanks, Sheila)
Sessions list: all non-PH and non-Paramounts records (up to 1986) to which Procol Harum members contributed