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Procol Harum


On The Road with Procol Harum

Interview by Harold Bronson, UCLA Daily Bruin, November 1971

"DIABOLICAL," KEITH REID whispered, resting in a chair at a San Diego nightclub that someone described as looking like a reconverted bowling alley. He was ...

Procol Harum Triumph Over Worms

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, February 1977

That seems to be the gist of it. Like, if you're attacked by worms, here's some good news from a bunch of lads who've suffered ...


Procol Harum's Keith Reid (2009)

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, April 2009

Procol Harum lyricist Reid looks back at the writing of such classics as 'Whiter Shade of Pale', and brings us up to date with his current projects.

File format: mp3; file size: 19.7mb; Interview length: 42' 59"; sound quality: ***


Procol Harum: Procol Crash In At No. 11!

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

WATCH OUT for Procol Harum. This British group with that beautiful, beautiful record called 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' is going to be one of ...

Procol Harum: I Knew Procol Would Be A Success

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, July 1967

says KEITH REID the man who created the group – to ALAN SMITH ...

Procol Harum: Procol Harum

Review by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, September 1967

THE Procol Harum album just keeps getting better and better. So far anyway. Maybe one day it gets worse, but long after I've gotten as ...

Procol Harum: The Harum Troubles

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, September 1967

WHEN FIVE individuals come together to experiment with music and ideas, and produce a collection of individual sounds blended together to create one of the ...

Procol Harum "At An All-Time Low", says Organist Fisher

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1968

"I THINK the group position is at an all-time low. People are saying: 'Okay, they've had two hits. Now what else can they do?' " ...

Platter Chatter: Albums from the Doors, Sopwith Camel, Beach Boys, Procol Harum and Pink Floyd

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, February 1968

STRANGE DAYS, The Doors' second album, is another cauldron of energy, excitement and improvisation. (That's Review Number 34, Ray.) ...

Procol Harum: A Salty Dog

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, May 1969

A Salty Dog is a confusing album. At its best it represents the group's greatest success to date with the brand of rock for which ...

The Byrds, Procol Harum: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, June 1969

PROCOL HARUM, the Britons who fuse rock and classics, played their loud, dramatic music at the Fillmore East this weekend. ...

An Interview with Keith Reid

Interview by Tony Norman, Music Now, June 1970

KEITH REID is a member of Procol Harum; in fact, he was the founder member with Gary Brooker. He is in every publicity photograph. His ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Chris Welch, Michael Watts, Richard Williams, Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

Procol Harum: Broken Barricades

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, June 1971

TO FANS OF the group, Procol Harum's history has been like this: an excellent first album, Procol Harum, a shaky and very uneven second album, ...

The Problematic Career of Procol Harum

Profile and Interview by Danny Goldberg, Circus, August 1971

'Most groups start at the bottom and work their way up,' says Keith Reid. 'But we started right in at the top.' ...

The Purpose of Being Procol...

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, August 1971

THE SORT OF article in which Procol Harum are invited to star usually gets titled Procol Still To Make It Here or The Most Underrated ...

Procol Harum: It's Only Realism

Report and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Creem, February 1972

IN THE THICK AIR air of the early evening, Los Angeles wrings itself out after one of its record-breaking August heat wave days. Coldwater Canyon ...

Procol Back On The Pedestal

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, April 1972

PROCOL HARUM’S new album — not the extravaganza that comes out this week with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra but the one Gary Brooker and Keith ...

Procol Harum: Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Review by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, June 1972

If you're put off by pretensions of grandiosity in music, if all you want to do is get funky and boogie around, you've probably never ...

Procol Harum: Reid Between The Lines

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, August 1972

"I HAVE A VERY bad reputation," says Keith Reid thoughtfully. "Especially with the men who hold all the money in this business". I'm quite sure ...

Procol Harum and The Amateur Ork

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, 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 ...

Procol Harum: Procol's Triumph

Live Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 1973

"MAKES QUITE a change for a Friday night at the Rainbow," said the guy behind me surreptitiously half-way through Procol Harum's appearance last week ...

Procol Harum: Six Years In The Harum

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, March 1973

'GARY'S GOT GOUT,' Keith Reid explains without so much as a trace of nonsense in his eyes, 'so he couldn't make it today.' ...

Procol Harum: So Who Loves Procol Harum?

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, April 1973

WHO LOVES Procol Harum? Not England, it seems. Apart from a tough faction of loyal devotees, this isle has said cheerio boys. ...

Procol Harum: Grand Hotel

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, May 1973

YOU CAN'T DENY Procol Harum their important place in rock's scheme of things. They were the first to bring together the energy and mood of ...

Procol Harum: Grand Hotel and Robin Trower: Twice Removed From Yesterday

Review by Mark Leviton, Let It Rock, June 1973

TIME WAS when I'd say that my favourite group and guitarist were Procol Harum and Robin Trower. It seemed all so simple, the steady intelligence ...

Procol Harum at the Hollywood Bowl, September 1973

Live Review by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, October 1973

LOUSY sound systems and poor concerts are not a rarity these days, even for big name attractions like Neil Young or America, but when the ...

Procol Harum: Palladum, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, August 1975

IT COULD WELL have been two different bands appearing at the London Palladium on Sunday. The first was a shambling, incohesive bunch whose dull, plodding ...

Procol Harum: The London Palladium, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, August 1975

One senses that Gary Brooker could well fancy his chances with Joan Bakewell. ...

Procol Harum: Procol's Ninth

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, October 1975

PROCOL HARUM, down to delusions of grandeur after losing key members (like Robin Trower and Matthew Fisher) and running desperately low on ideas has been ...

Procol Harum: Procol's Ninth; Gary Wright: Dream Weaver

Review by Ken Barnes, Creem, November 1975

AFTER EIGHT albums with only minor format variations, Procol Harum seemed to be a predictable institution that may have outlived its usefulness. ...

Procol Harum

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Rock Around The World, March 1977

A FULL DECADE has passed since the rolling organ chords of 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' heralded the arrival of The Summer Of Love. Ten ...

Robin Trower: Keeper Of The Dream

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, April 1987

The one-time Procol pace-setter has seen musical trends come and go, but he's back to playing among us because he has a vision of the ...

Procol Harum: Feeling Kind of Seasick?

Profile and Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, February 1992

DUM-DI-DUM ... How did it go again? Something about a light fandango and 17 vestal virgins? Or was it 15? In fact, what was 'A ...

Procol Harum: The Giant Shadow

Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, September 1995

What happens when the crowd invades the pitch in adulation just microseconds into the match? Nearly three decades after ‘Whiter Shade Of Pale’, Procol Harum ...

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, October 2010

PUTTING MUSIC TO THE words of Procol Harum's lyricist Keith Reid, Gary Brooker created a rich, classical sound without compromise. Revered by legions of fans ...

see also Matthew Fisher

see also Robin Trower

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