Music today has been one of my favourite albums from the tail end of the sixties, Procol Harum’s A Salty Dog (1969). I’ve posted it before but today sadly I have to report that singer, pianist Gary Brooker has died aged 76. I saw them live at the Bottom Line in New York in their later years and what I remembered the most about it was Gary Brooker’s great singing. Brooker made many albums with Procol Harum and solo, he also played on Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass (1970). He played on Kate Bush’s The Red Shoes (1993) and Aerial (2005) and made other guest appearances. A tragic loss perhaps most remembered for the classic A Whiter Shade Of Pale, their debut release and No. 1 single in the UK in 1967 and a No. 1 all over the world (or close) – No. 5 in the USA. RIP Gary Brooker, sadly missed.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.
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