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#39 – Gary Brooker of Procol Harum – 40 Years of Music

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum
Gary Brooker has led Procol Harum since their 1967 hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” which was the first ever song they recorded.  His band’s multifaceted output got labeled Prog rock because there was no better name.  But, Procol Harum tackled many different styles, oftentimes on the same album; mixing rock with classical, jazz, blues, folk and turn-of-the-century nostalgia.  The band’s catalog is getting an overhaul with each album featuring remastered sound and bonus material.

Brooker takes Icon Fetch through the last four albums the band released in their Seventies heyday.  He also touches on why the band called it quits originally in 1976 and what led to their regrouping in 1991.  Click below to listen to the Gary Brooker Procol Harum interview on Icon Fetch.