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A Quick Review Of Procol Harum And Too Bad The Beatles Were Around At The Same Time Because It Overshadowed Them

Now and then, via my excellent internet digging skills, I'll stumble across a good musicians. The other day it was Procul Harum. Here are some quick notes about them:

OriginLondon, England
GenresPsychedelic rock
Progressive rock
Years active1967—1977
1991—present
LabelsRegal Zonophone Records
Reprise Records (US)
A&M Records
Chrysalis Records
Deram Records
Associated actsThe Paramounts, Liquorice John Death
WebsiteProcolHarum.com - 'Beyond the Pale' (Procol Harum's semi-official website)


In April 1967, Brooker began working as a singer/songwriter and formed Procol Harum with non-Paramounts Keith Reid (poet), organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Ray Royer and bassist David Knights. Guy Stevens, their original manager, named the band after a friend's Burmese cat. The name has been said to be Latin for "beyond these things", but the correct Latin translation of "beyond these things" is Procul His. Alternatively, the name has been translated as "of these far off things." Regardless, that is one awesome name, especially that it was in Latin. Here are some photos of the group: