Procol Harum

Also known as Прокол Харум, Procul Harum
Members of Procol Harum: Alan Cartwright, B.J. Wilson, Bobby Harrison, Chris Copping, Dave Ball (2), David Knights, Dee Murray, Gary Brooker, Geoff Dunn, Geoff Whitehorn, Josh Phillips, Keith Reid, Matt Pegg, Matthew Fisher, Mick Grabham, Peter Solley, Ray Royer, Robin Trower, Tim Renwick
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.procolharum.com/, http://www.onamrecords.com/myartists.php?artist=Procol%20Harum

Discography of Procol Harum:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Salty Dog 12 Audio 1972 Music For Pleasure
2 A Salty Dog 10 Audio Carrere
3 Procol Harum 12 Audio AMIGA
4 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1967
5 Procol's Ninth. 10 Audio 1975 Polskie Nagrania Muza
6 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1972 Cube Records
7 Greatest Hits Vol 1 8 Audio 1978 Pickwick Records
8 Live - In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 10 Audio 1972 A&M Records
9 The Best Of Procol Harum 11 Audio 1987 A&M Records
10 Grand Hotel 9 Audio 1973 Chrysalis
11 Procol Harum 10 Audio 1967 Deram
12 A Salty Dog / Conquistador 2 Audio 1972
13 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Conquistador 2 Audio Cube Records
14 The Procol Harum Collection 20 Audio 1990 EMI Music Australia
15 A Salty Dog / Long Gone Geek 2 Audio 1969 Regal Zonophone
16 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Lime Street Blues 2 Audio 1967 Deram
17 Procol's Ninth 10 Audio 1975 Chrysalis
18 Startrack Vol. 10 10 Audio 1974 Polydor
19 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Conquistador 2 Audio 1984 Polydor
20 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1967 Deram
21 The Prodigal Stranger 12 Audio 1991 BMG
22 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 11 Audio 1990 Castle Classics
23 Shine On Brightly 7 Audio Carrere
24 Home 9 Audio 1988 Castle Classics
25 BBC Live In Concert 11 Audio 1999 Strange Fruit
26 Live - In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 10 Audio 1972 Chrysalis
27 Procol Harum 12 Audio 1983 AMIGA
28 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1967-06-00 Deram
29 Procol Harum 10 Audio 1967
30 The Truth Won't Fade Away 3 Audio 1991 Zoo Entertainment
31 A Salty Dog 10 Audio 1969 Polydor
32 Pop History Vol. 28 22 Audio Cube Records
33 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / A Salty Dog 2 Audio 1972 Polydor
34 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Homburg / Conquistador 3 Audio 1972 Cube Records
35 Nothing But The Truth 2 Audio 1974 Chrysalis
36 Broken Barricades 8 Audio 1987 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
37 Rock Roots 14 Audio 1976 Cube Records
38 Broken Barricades 8 Audio 1971 Chrysalis
39 Procol Harum 10 Audio 1982 Super Star
40 As Strong As Samson (When You're Being Held To Ransom) 2 Audio 1976 Chrysalis
41 Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1999 Old Records
42 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Homburg 2 Audio Cube Records
43 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1967 Deram
44 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 3 Audio 1972 Fly Records (3)
45 A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Conquistador 2 Audio 1976 Cube Records
46 The Best Of Procol Harum 11 Audio 1987 A&M Records
47 Broken Barricades 11 Audio 1995 Alegra
48 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 2 Audio 1967 Deram
49 Exotic Birds And Fruit 9 Audio 1974 Chrysalis
50 The Best Of Procol Harum 11 Audio 1972 A&M Records


After the rhythm & blues band [a1382422] disbanded in 1966, singer [a=Gary Brooker] helped form Procol Harum early in 1967.

In July 1967 the band got their first #1 hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale", co-written by Brooker & Reid, becoming one of the first real "symphonic rock" songs. A lot of albums and singles were released afterwards, but never enjoyed the success of their first single.

The line up for their first single was:

Gary Brooker: vocals and piano

Matthew Fisher: Hammond organ

David Knights: bass

Ray Royer: guitar.

Drums by session drummer Bill Eyden.

Procol Harum re-formed in October 1991 and recorded "The Prodigal Stranger" with this line-up:



Brooker - vocals and piano

Keith Reid - words

Fisher - hammond organ

with guests.

Dave Bronze - bass

Mark Brzezicki - drums

Jerry Stevenson - mandolin and guitar


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