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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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