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Procol Harum – Photo of The Week

Procol Harum – Photo of The Week

Procol Harum, forms in 1967, they are an English progressive rock band from Southend-on-Sea. Furthermore, their music is rich with many textures and layers that made their sound unique.  Meanwhile, for a seven year period between 1967 and 1973 they’re one of the most respected bands in the world.

Selling well on both sides of the Atlantic, Procol Harum’s use of classical themed music with a Rock edge invokes the very beginnings of the Progressive Rock movement.  A whiter Shade of Pale becoming an instant hit didn’t hurt either.

But it’s not until September 1968 that their second album came out. Shine On Brightly which is considered one of the earliest examples of a progressive rock album, with the album closer, In Held ‘Twas in I, lasting over 17 minutes. 1969’s A Salty Dog goes further down that route.

About The Photo of the week

As for the picture, its a publicity shot circa 1967 just as they are starting out in the world. Furthermore expanding impressionable young minds in the process.  Featured in the picture are Dave Knights, Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, BJ Wilson and, Matthew Fisher.

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