individuals come together to experiment with music and ideas, and
produce a collection of individual sounds blended together to create one
of the most fantastic, and one of the biggest hit records of 1967, one
must expect a certain amount of chaos, confusion and consternation to
And so it was in the case of Procol Harum.
Now, they assure me, all their troubles are at an end., The group have reformed, bringing in Robin Trower and Barrie Wilson to replace guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. And all the behind the scenes difficulties that were so well publicised seem to have sorted themselves out as well.
'Best of terms'
Dave Knight [sic] speaks ...
At this point the normally silent Dave Knights said something, but I was so stunned at this sudden flow of conversation, that I've completely forgotten what it was. Still, I thought I'd best put it down for the record that the silence of many moons had finally been broken.
And what about the two new members of the group? Robin and Barry [sic] both used to play in that very under-rated group the Paramounts, with Gary, before the formation of Procol Harum. What, I wondered, did they think of their new comrades?
'Really nice guys,' said drummer Barry [sic], who idolises Ringo Starr to the extent of using Ringo Starr drumsticks.
'When I first met them at the audition,' said Robin, 'I was surprised to find that they were real people like you and me, and not gods at all. In fact,' repeated Robin, 'they ARE really nice guys.'
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