Procol Harum

Procol Harum

After the rhythm & blues band The Paramounts disbanded in 1966, singer 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

Procol Harum Discography


DE 16008 Procol Harum Procol Harum (Album, Comp) Regal Zonophone DE 16008 US 1967 Sell This Version
CS-4151 Procol Harum Shine On Brightly (Album) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone CS-4151 US 1968 Sell This Version
SFL-933399 Procol Harum A Salty Dog (Album, Comp) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone SFL-933399 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
MP-2118 Procol Harum Home (Album) Regal Zonophone, EMI MP-2118 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
6396 004 Procol Harum Broken Barricades (Album) Chrysalis 6396 004 France 1971 Sell This Version
CHR1004 Procol Harum Live - In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Album) A&M Records CHR1004 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
27 407-6 Procol Harum Grand Hotel (Album) Chrysalis 27 407-6 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
71 07 516 Procol Harum Exotic Birds And Fruit (Album) Chrysalis 71 07 516 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2023/SQ Procol Harum Stereo Pop Special-66(LP) BBC Transcription Services CN 2023/SQ UK 1974 Sell This Version
CHR. 1080 Procol Harum Procol's Ninth (Album) Chrysalis CHR. 1080 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
Show #2 Procol Harum Inner View(LP, Promo) Inner View Show #2 US 1976 Sell This Version
6307 593 Procol Harum Something Magic (Album) Chrysalis 6307 593 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
74321 13886 2 Procol Harum The Prodigal Stranger (Album) Zoo Entertainment 74321 13886 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
EARL D 6 Procol Harum The Early Years(CD, Album, Smplr) Castle Communications EARL D 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
09026-68029-2 Various Symphonic Music Of Procol Harum Various Symphonic Music Of Procol Harum - The Long Goodbye(CD, Album) RCA Victor 09026-68029-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
MM5117 Procol Harum Pilgrim's Progress(VCD, Mono + CD, Mono) MasterTone MM5117 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SFRSCD089 Procol Harum BBC Live In Concert (Album) Strange Fruit SFRSCD089 UK 1999 Sell This Version
EAGCD209 Procol Harum The Well's On Fire (Album) Eagle Records EAGCD209 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
REP 4791 Procol Harum The Essential Collection 1967-1991(CD) Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd REP 4791 2003 Sell This Version
ERDVCD 030 Procol Harum Live At The Union Chapel (Album) Eagle Vision ERDVCD 030 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
8-2942110252-6 Procol Harum One More Time - Live in Utrecht, Netherlands 13 February 1992 (Album) Gazza Records 8-2942110252-6 US 2005 Sell This Version
EAGCD400 Procol Harum In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir (Album) Eagle Records EAGCD400 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
VER 09 Procol Harum A Robe Of Silk - Rare Tracks From Early Days(LP) Verne Records VER 09 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DM. 126 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Single, Maxi) Deram DM. 126 Philippines 1967 Sell This Version
FK-2011 Procol Harum Homburg (Single) Regal Zonophone FK-2011 Australia 1967 Sell This Version