Procol Harum

Procol Harum BIOGRAPHY

Procol Harum

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1967-1973

The group took its name after a Burmese blue cat.

The first song recorded by Procol Harum was "A Whiter Shade of Pale." The song is based on Bach's Suite No. 3 in D Major.

In Australia, Home peaked at #19.

In 1967, the single "A Whiter Shade of Pale" was a #1 hit single and was ranked as the #14 Top single of the year in Australia. The single "Homburg" peaked at #5.

SOURCES:
Go-Set Charts

Matthew Fisher

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Alan Cartwright
   Born: Oct 10, 1945
   Member Years: 1972
   Instrument(s): bass
Barry Wilson
   Born: Mar 18, 1947
   Member Years: 1968-1972
   Instrument(s): drums, percussion
Chris Copping
   Born: Aug 29, 1945
   Member Years: 1972
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Dave Ball
   Born: Mar 30, 1950
   Member Years: 1972
   Instrument(s): guitar
David Knights
   Born: Jun 28, 1945
   Member Years: 1968
   Instrument(s): bass
Gary Brooker
   Born: May 29, 1949
   Member Years: 1968-1972
   Instrument(s): piano, celeste, recorder, woods, harmonica
   See Matthew Fisher
Keith Reid
   Born: Oct 19, 1945
   Member Years: 1972
   Instrument(s): words
Matthew Fisher
   Born: Mar 07, 1946
   Member Years: 1968
   Instrument(s): keyboards, guitars, marimba, recorder, vocals
   See Matthew Fisher
Robin Trower
   Born: Mar 09, 1945
   Member Years: 1968
   Instrument(s): guitars, bells, tambourine, vocals


Procol Harum PHOTOS

Procol Harum DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Procol Harum U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Best of Procol HarumA&M RecordsSP 44011973
Broken BarricadesA&M RecordsSP 42941971
Classics Collection Vol. 17A&M RecordsCD 25151987
Greatest HitsA&M Records73145405230000
Greatest HitsA&M Records31454 05231996
Greatest HitsA&M Records731454 05230000
Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 32590000
Greatest Hits (Procol Harum)A&M Records75021 32591990
HomeA&M RecordsSP 42611970
Procol Harum Lives... (A Consumer's Guide to Procol Harum)A&M RecordsSP 80531971
Procol Harum with Edmonton Symphony OrchestraA&M RecordsSP 43351972
Salty Dog (a)A&M RecordsSP 31230000
Salty Dog (a)A&M Records75021 31231990
Salty Dog (a)A&M RecordsSP 41791969
Shine On BrightlyA&M Records75021 41511990
Shine on BrightlyA&M RecordsSP 41511968
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)A&M RecordsSP 31360000
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)A&M RecordsSP 43731972

Procol Harum U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Broken Barricades/Power FailureA&M Records12641971
Classics Collection Vol. 17A&M Records75021 25151990
Conquistador/Salty Dog (a)A&M Records13471972
Devil Came From Kansas/BoredomA&M Records11111969
Homburg/Good Captain ClackA&M Records8851967
Homburg/Pilgrim's Progress/Magdalene/Salty Dog (a)A&M RecordsAM-X21969
In Wee Small Hours of Sixpence/Quite Rightly SoA&M Records9271968
Salty Dog (a)/Long Gone GeekA&M Records10691969
Simple Sister/Song for a DreamerA&M Records12871971
Whiskey Train/About to DieA&M Records12181970
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/ConquistadorA&M Records75021 85591996
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/ConquistadorA&M RecordsAM 85590000
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/Lime Street BluesA&M Records13891972

Procol Harum U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Best of Procol Harum1973SP 4401
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Lime Street Blues
Homburg
Sixpence (In the Wee Small Hours Of)
Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Salty Dog (a)
Long Gone Geek
Whiskey Train
Simple Sister
Conquistador

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Broken Barricades1971SP 4294
Simple Sister
Broken Barricades
Memorial Drive
Luskus Delph
Power Failure
Song For a Dreamer
Playmate Of the Month
Poor Mohammed

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Broken Barricades/Power Failure19711264
Broken Barricades
Power Failure

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Classics Collection Vol. 17199075021 2515
Conquistador
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Simple Sister
Whisky Train
Salty Dog (a)
Shine On Brightly
Whaling Stories
Power Failure
Boredom
Homburg
In the Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Classics Collection Vol. 171987CD 2515
Conquistador
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Simple Sister
Whisky Train
Salty Dog (a)
Shine On Brightly
Whaling Stories
Power Failure
Boredom
Homburg
In the Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Conquistador/Salty Dog (a)19721347
Conquistador
Salty Dog (a)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Devil Came From Kansas/Boredom19691111
Devil Came From Kansas (the)
Boredom

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits0SP 3259
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Lime Street Blues
Homburg
Sixpence (In the Wee Small Hours Of)
Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Salty Dog (a)
Long Gone Geek
Whiskey Train
Simple Sister
Conquistador

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits07314540523
Conquistador
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)
Simple Sister
Whisky Train
Salty Dog (a)
Shine on Brightly
Whaling Stories
Power Failure
Boredom
Homburg
In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits199631454 0523
Conquistador
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)
Simple Sister
Whisky Train
Salty Dog (a)
Shine on Brightly
Whaling Stories
Power Failure
Boredom
Homburg
In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits0731454 0523

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits (Procol Harum)199075021 3259
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Lime Street Blues
Homburg
Sixpence (In the Wee Small Hours Of)
Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Salty Dog (a)
Long Gone Geek
Whiskey Train
Simple Sister
Conquistador

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Homburg/Good Captain Clack1967885
Homburg
Good Captain Clack

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Homburg/Pilgrim's Progress/Magdalene/Salty Dog (a)1969AM-X2
Homburg
Pilgrim's Progress
Magdalene
Salty Dog (a)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Home1970SP 4261
Whiskey Train
Dead Man's Dream
Still There'll Be More
Nothing That I Didn't Know
About To Die
Barnyard Story
Piggy Pig Pig
Whaling Stories
Your Own Choice

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
In Wee Small Hours of Sixpence/Quite Rightly So1968927
In the Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence
Quite Rightly So

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Procol Harum Lives... (A Consumer's Guide to Procol Harum)1971SP 8053
Rambling On, April 1971
Homburg
Shine On Brightly
Nothing That I Didn't Know
Long Gone Geek
Salty Dog

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Procol Harum with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra1972SP 4335
Conquistador
Whaling Stories
Salty Dog (a)
All This and More
In Held Twas I
Glimpse Of Nirvana
Twas Teatime At the Circus
In the Autumn Of My Madness
Look to Your Soul
Grand Finale (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Procol Harum with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra201360694932462
Conquistador
Whaling Stories
Salty Dog (a)
All This and More
In Held 'Twas I

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)0SP 3123
Salty Dog (a)
Milk Of Human Kindness (the)
Too Much Between Us
Devil Came From Kansas (the)
Boredom
Juicy John Pink
Wreck Of the Hesperus
All This and More
Crucifiction Lane
Pilgrim's Progress

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)199075021 3123
Salty Dog (a)
Milk Of Human Kindness (the)
Too Much Between Us
Devil Came From Kansas (the)
Boredom
Juicy John Pink
Wreck Of the Hesperus
All This and More
Crucifiction Lane
Pilgrim's Progress

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)1969SP 4179
Salty Dog (a)
Milk Of Human Kindness (the)
Too Much Between Us
Devil Came From Kansas (the)
Boredom
Juicy John Pink
Wreck Of the Hesperus
All This and More
Crucifiction Lane
Pilgrim's Progress

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)201275021 312326

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)201375021312326
Salty Dog (a)
Milk of Human Kindness (the)
Too Much Between Us
Devil Came from Kansas (the)
Boredom
Juicy John Pink
Wreck of the Hesperus
All This and More
Crucifiction Lane
Pilgrim's Progress

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Salty Dog (a)/Long Gone Geek19691069
Salty Dog (a)
Long Gone Geek

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shine On Brightly201373145402952
Quite Rightly So
Shine on Brightly
Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
Wish Me Well
Rambling On
Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
In Held Twas I Glimpses of Nirvana
In Held Twas I Twas Teatime at the Circus
In Held Twas I In the Autumn of My Madness
In Held Twas I Look to Your Soul
In Held Twas I Grande Finale
In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpense
Monsier Armand
Seem to Have the Blues (Most All of the Time)
McGreggor
Gospel According to (the)_
Robe of Silk

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shine on Brightly1968SP 4151
Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
Wish Me Well
Rambling On
Magdelene (My Regal Zonophone)
In Held Twas I

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shine On Brightly199075021 4151
Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
Wish Me Well
Rambling On
Magdelene (My Regal Zonophone)
In Held Twas I

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Simple Sister/Song for a Dreamer19711287
Simple Sister
Song For a Dreamer

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiskey Train/About to Die19701218
Whiskey Train
About To Die

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)0SP 3136
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Conquistador
She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
Something Following Me
Mabel
Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)
Christmas Camel (a)
Kaleidoscope
Salad Days (Are Here Again)
Good Captain Clack
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)1972SP 4373
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Conquistador
She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
Something Following Me
Mabel
Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)
Christmas Camel (a)
Kaleidoscope
Salad Days (Are Here Again)
Good Captain Clack
Repent Walpurgis

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/Conquistador199675021 8559
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)
Conquistador

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/Conquistador0AM 8559
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Conquistador

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Whiter Shade of Pale (a)/Lime Street Blues19721389
Whiter Shade Of Pale (a)
Lime Street Blues


Procol Harum MUSIC CHARTS

Procol Harum on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Best of Procol HarumSP 4401Billboard Pop131
Broken BarricadesSP 4294Billboard Pop32
HomeSP 4261Billboard Pop34
Procol Harum with Edmonton Symphony OrchestraSP 4335Billboard Pop5
Salty Dog (a)SP 4179Billboard Pop32
Shine on BrightlySP 4151Billboard Pop24
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Conquistador/Salty Dog (a)1347Billboard Pop16
Homburg/Good Captain Clack885Billboard Pop34