Walpurgis Night: Procol Harum play Philadelphia in a week's time, and two shows in NYC in a fortnight's time; very early today, Procol internet broadcast from Germany
Added a letter from NDR2 in Germany, about the Procol broadcast that was cancelled and re-scheduled (thanks, Hermann)
Remind yourself of our Walpurgis Night revels from five years ago.
April 29: Procol Harum play Alexandria, VA, in a week's time: tomorrow, Procol internet broadcast from Germany; today, Gary Brooker on UK radio
' ... The Well’s on Fire is Procol Harum’s most 'American' album ...'
Added a substantial and rewarding article about The Well's on Fire (thanks, Michel)
American Procol fans!! If you are planning to go to an extra show on next week's tour, make itthe one in Montréal. BtP gathers that the US dates are all going to sell out, but that Montréal (3 May) still has capacity.
Tomorrow'sProcol internet broadcast is from 1:05 AM to 2:00 AM German time. If fans in the USA want to hear this show, we gather that they should tune in at Eastern time 7:05 pm; Central time 6:05pm; Mountain time 5:05 pm; Pacific time 4:05 pm (thanks, Richard)
April 28: Procol Harum play Cambridge, Mass, in a week's time, tomorrow Gary Brooker on UK radio
Added a page showing pictorial highlights from the 1993 'Rock Meets Classic' programme (thanks, Herman
April 27: In two weeks' time Procol Harum will play their third 2003 date in NYC; twelve weeks until they return to Stuttgart
What could be more natural, when a Procol Harum fan is trying out a new camera, than for him to photograph some posters from the spare bedroom wall?
Added a small miscellany of posters ... now, please, photograph your own collection, and send them to 'Beyond the Pale' for all to share!
April 26: Procol Harum play Montréal, Canada, in a week's time, and Long Island, USA, in two weeks' time; twelve weeks until the Plauen Festival in Germany
Added another five-star review praising The Well's on Fire (thanks, Mirek)
Added some Souvenirs of London ... Procolers and fans in and around Lewisham in March (thanks, Larry)
April 25: Fifteen weeks until Procol Harum play the Cropredy Festival; in twelve weeks' time, Baden-Baden
Great news from Germany, where the abandoned Procol radio transmission has been re-scheduled (for the early hours of 30 April, Walpurgis Night) thanks to Palers' interventions (thanks, Jonas and Hermann)
Added news of an imminent solo Gary Brooker broadcast of this concert (thanks, Sam)
Added excellent pieces about The Well's on Fire, here and here (thanks, Mirek)
April 24: Twelve weeks to Procol's gig in Mainz, Germany
Added some good stage pictures of Procol Harum in Zoetermeer, 2002 (thanks, Bert)
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April 23: Procol Harum play Philadelphia in two weeks' time, and two shows in NYC in three weeks' time
Added some pictures of Procol Harum sound-checking in Oslo in March
April 22: Procol Harum play Alexandria, VA, in two weeks' time
Added some striking Gary Brooker / Rock Meets Classic pictures (thanks, Hermann)
Did you hear the brilliant Procol internet broadcast last night?
Did you write and protest about the other broadcast that was cancelled? Please do. With enough responses, it might still be scheduled. Details here.
Procol fans in the USA. people are still writing in to BtP with suggestions like 'Procol should play at the Such-and-Such theatre ...'
With the greatest respect, can we ask you please to contact the theatres themselves and ask them to get in touch with Procol Harum's management firstname.lastname@example.org ... you need to get the venues interested in Procol, not the other way round. Ring those theatres and tell them there is an audience for PH, and that they will make money if they book the band. You only have to listen to that German broadcast to tell how successful their current concerts are.
Very disappointingly, today's scheduled Procol broadcast from NDR2, of their recent gig in Hamburg, has been cancelled without explanation. Read this page, and please write an enthusiastic, firm note to the radio station, asking for the broadcast to be re-scheduled.
Happily there is another Procol gig scheduled for internet broadcast today ... full details on the same page, further down. (thanks, Hermann; thanks, Richard)
We hope you all enjoyed the immense Procol Harum tribute show from DJ No 6 at uclaradio.com? Not much feedback received so far ! Watch BtP for a running-order and mp3 clips as usual.
Updated links on this interesting Procol / Kottke page (thanks, Bruce)
Added a Leo Kottke note to our entry for the Procol show on 10 April 1973 in Detroit (thanks, James)
Doug Schaub writes to BtP: I have one front row ticket for PH's Philly show at the TLA on 7 May. I made the purchase online and really wanted 2 tickets! Well, I got the 2 tickets (also in the front row) and am offering the single seat to a fan of this website at the actual price of $37.00 (includes extra fees added by Ticketmaster) Would you know if someone is in need of an amazing seat just right of centre stage?
April 20: In three weeks' time Procol Harum will play their third 2003 date in NYC; thirteen weeks until they return to Stuttgart
Added an image to the BtP Tim Renwick page (thanks, Paul)
Added some more pictures from Gary and Franky Brooker's Christmas Charity gig
April 19: Procol Harum play Montréal, Canada, in two weeks' time, and Long Island, USA, in three weeks' time; thirteen weeks until the Plauen Festival in Germany
Today: UCLA Radio.com will host the Procol Harum Tribute Show on Saturday 19 April from 11am to 2pm (or beyond) California time will feature songs from The Well's on Fire, The Palers' Project's Lost in the Looking-Glass, Geoff Who 2002, the Brooker tribute to John Lee Hooker and more. Hosts will be DJ number 6, One-Eye and possibly other Palers, including Roland from BtP, by telephone.
Added another compilation of Procol tracks from the Spanish Main (thanks, Beverly).Compare it with this compilation, if you will
April 18: Sixteen weeks until Procol Harum play the Cropredy Festival; in thirteen weeks' time, Baden-Baden;
Added a setlist shewing the typical repertoire of a Gary Brooker / Rock Meets Classic gig from the early 1990s
April 17: Thirteen weeks to Procol's free gig in Mainz, Germany
Added the German Amazon review of The Well's on Fire ... complete with a classic mistake / self-contradiction (thanks, Hildegard)
Added the song words for Every Dog Will Have His Day (thanks, Kerry
April 16: Procol Harum play Philadelphia in three weeks' time, and two shows in NYC in a month's time
Added two fans' immediate post-concert impressions of Procol's gig at Hamburg, Germany (thanks, Holger; thanks, Lutz)
April 15: Procol Harum play Alexandria, VA, in three weeks' time
Added some booking details for upcoming German Procol shows here, here and here (one of them is free) (thanks, Chris)
1967 saw the start not only ofProcol Harum but also of a TV series called The Prisoner ... a committed New York fan of both these cultural phenomena has just written an excellently-researched book (with 40 glossy pictures), and will be launching it just as Procol's North American tour gets under way! (thanks, Cathy)
Which present member of Procol Harum has re-released ... in fact re-recorded ... his second-last solo album? Read here to catch up ..
April 13: UCLA Radio.com will host the Procol Harum Tribute Show on Saturday 19 April from 11am to 2pm (or beyond) California time will feature songs from The Well's on Fire , The Palers' Project's Lost in the Looking-Glass, Geoff Who 2002, the Brooker tribute to John Lee Hooker and more. Hosts will be DJ number 6, One-Eye and possibly other Palers, including Roland from BtP, by telephone.
Added some slightly lo-res pictures of a fantastic 2002 Danish gig
Added the song words for So Far Behind (thanks, Kerry)
Added another fan's review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Richard)
April 11: Seventeen weeks until Procol Harum play the Cropredy Festival
If you want to see members of the Procol retinue floating in transparent globes, imitating wild men, or wearing BtP-designed tee-shirts, have a look at this nice set of tour photographs, kindly sent to BtP by a well-known guitarist (thanks, Geoff!)
The April issue of the magazine Classic Rock has a six-page feature about Procol Harum. Lots of nice pictures. Recomended reading. (thanks, Mike)
Added anice little reminiscence of a couple of 1972 gigs (thanks, Marvin)
Added the excellent All Music Guide review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Gareth)
Added a great review of Procol Harum in Stuttgart (thanks, several correspondents, thanks, Peter)
Added another fan's review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Alan)
Added a review from Mojo magazine of The Well's on Fire
Added a page showing Palers at play in Croydon and thereabouts on the Ides of March, 2003
Added the song words for The Emperor's New Clothes (thanks, Kerry)
Added a page of pictures taken when Procol members went to a fan's house for an after-gig party (thanks, Hans)
April 4: Eighteen weeks until Procol Harum play the Cropredy Festival
Added preliminary details of four more Procol Harum shows for Germany (thanks, Chris)
Added another New York date for in May … since the others sold out so quickly (thanks, Chris)
Added the song words for The Wall Street Blues (thanks, Kerry)
Added a treat – an as-yet unpublished Beatle-oriented interview from the recent Procol tour – with soundcheck pictures from the same source (thanks, Paul; thanks, Beatles Unlimited Magazine)
You might like to re-read a 1990 interview on the same subject, and this snippet too
Added a page reviewing the recent Procol Harum gig at Milton Keynes (thanks, Richard)
April Fools' Day: 294,700 page-views is the new monthly record at BtP (up from 213,863 in January). New all-time high in one single day: 12,541 on 7 March. Average visitors to BtP on a single day in March: 1,808 (up from 1,668 last month )
Added some Procol collectabilia to this neglected page (thanks, folks)
Added the song words for This World is Rich (for Stephen Maboe) (thanks, Kerry)
There is some interesting stuff at the Procol Australia site at the moment, following the release of the Oz-only PH album (thanks, Ron)
Read what was new on this website in previous months