Procol Harum and The Amateur Ork
Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, 31 August 1972
LOS ANGELES "Well, we're only in our first year here at the magicians' college," Dave Ball, Procol Harum guitarist, advised the gentleman who has asked Gary Brooker to pull a rabbit, or perhaps even a candelabra, out of his top hat. In formal Thirties tails, black tie, topper and baggy pants that break precipitously over the shoe-top, Ball looks like an animated cartoon scarecrow and Brooker like a concert pianist from a more elegant era.
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