April 22, 2022 – 6:19 am

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GARY BROOKER R.I.P. 1945 - 2022

Gary Brooker, the frontman of 1960s rock band Procol Harum, has died on February 19 at the age of 76, his record label has confirmed. The London-born singer led the band throughout their 55-year history, co-writing and singing their most famous song, 1967’s A Whiter Shade of Pale. He was appointed an OBE in 2003, and A Whiter Shade of Pale was honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Brooker died at his home from cancer. - BBC

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Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York 1969 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Troubador, Los Angeles, CA 1969; Fillmore East, San Francisco, CA; April 6, 1969; Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NY; July 30, 1969 (second show). Mix of soundboard and audience recordings.

Thanks to michaelz for sharing the LA/San Francisco tracks at Dime.

Record Company Archive Reels > 2nd Gen (?) Reel ? Audio CD > Sony Screenblast Soundforge Extraction > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Flac

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Thanks to rayeemarc for sharing the Central Park show at The Traders’ Den.

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Troubador, Los Angeles 1969
Track 01. Conquistador 2:54
Track 02. Stoke Poges 6:14
Track 03. Kaleidoscope 2:41
Track 04. Homburg 4:11
Track 05. Repent Walpurgis 8:30

Fillmore East, San Francisco 1969
Track 06. Shine On Brightly 4:04
07. Goin’ Down Slow (1) - Omitted *
08. Juicy John Pink - Omitted *
Track 09. Cerdes 5:30
10. Skip Softly My Moonbeams - Omitted *
11. Crucifiction Lane - Omitted *
Track 12. Wish Me Well 4:25
Track 13. Ramblin’ On 5:07
Track 14. Goin’ Down Slow (2) 7:46
Track 15. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 5:29
57 mins

* Included as bonus tracks on the reissue of A Salty Dog.

Central Park, NY 1969
Track 01. Shine On Brightly 4:06
Track 02. Quite Rightly So 4:37
Track 03. Juicy John Pink 2:57
Track 04. Devil Came From Kansas 5:17
Track 05. Salad Days (Are Here Again) 4:10
Track 06. Skip Softly (My Moonbeams) 5:18
Track 07. A Salty Dog (cut) 4:32
Track 08. Kaleidoscope 3:17
Track 09. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 7:47
Track 10. Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of) 7:56
Track 11. Repent Walpurgis 7:37
58 mins

Gary Brooker - vocals, piano
Matthew Fisher - Hammond organ
Robin Trower - guitars
David Knights - bass
Barrie J Wilson - drums

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  2. Thanks BigO for these shows of PH in their prime. As a favor, I wondered if you would reopen the Charles Mingus shows you have in dock. A lot of coverage of the man’s life and art as tomorrow would have been his 100th birthday.

    By Tony on Apr 22, 2022

  3. BigO great set BUT Fillmore East was in NYC. The April 6 show was Procol Harum, Buddy Miles Express, & Blues Image………….T

    By ToeKneeF on Apr 22, 2022

  4. And the April 6, 1969 PH show was at The Fillmore West in San Francisco………T

    By ToeKneeF on Apr 22, 2022

  5. Rumor has it this was a band of Average Uns

    By U L E on Apr 22, 2022

  6. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Apr 22, 2022

  7. Their roadies bukakked me at several dates during their last US tour

    Twas me YEAAAA!!!

    By U L E on Apr 22, 2022

  8. Hey Tony, you have got two hopes. Bob, and NO!!

    By DD on Apr 22, 2022

  9. My mother likes to fuck guys that are a lighter shade of pale. Shes loving having all that dic k in her stinky twat and her whore mouth is so big she can swallow and apple.

    By T J on Apr 22, 2022

  10. I also post as TJ.

    By DD on Apr 22, 2022

  11. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Apr 22, 2022

  12. Your mother posts as every other degenerate on this site. Your mother is DD,Derriere,HHH,Nelson,TJ,U-L-E,whopper swapper,Mark,darth,sluggo,

    By DD on Apr 22, 2022

  13. Pervo-trolls OUT. Get some rope and hang yourselves.

    By Theo on Apr 23, 2022

  14. Oh Theo, you are such a girl!!!

    By DD on Apr 23, 2022

  15. Your mother also posts as Theo, Paul, Bebe, The Groupie Chick, Nigga Luver and The Cunt

    By DD on Apr 23, 2022

  16. Your mother is won hung low. My balls are one hung low. How bout you suckee suckee and roast my nuts

    By swapper on Apr 23, 2022

  17. My mother is The Groupie Chick, Nigga Luver and The Cunt.

    She doesn’t use those names to post here, that’s what everyone who knows her calls her, because that’s what she is.

    By DD on Apr 23, 2022

  18. DD, you must be a very cruel person

    By Theo on Apr 23, 2022

  19. DD
    Not cruel at all. Just pissed off with the pervo-comments of the troll or the trolls who have no bussiness being here. This is a MUSIC SITE. There are other places on the internet which are much better suited to their interests.

    By Theo on Apr 23, 2022

  20. Sounds like Theo gots a little un. Right U L e?

    By T J on Apr 23, 2022

  21. For the record I haven’t been commenting much lately. I see the name stealers are out in full force though. It’s mainly Hebrew Mark . Mark are you really that bored ? derrière, your name for brother Derrick is a dead giveaway. Better tighten up Mark you jew piece of shit . You’re not as clever as you think.

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  22. Theo is another of Marks many identities here . He will use an original occasionally to try and throw you off . Too smart for that Mark

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  23. Anti , Derrick, Nelson , hope you guys are all well . Assume your all picking your spots for the same reason. A woman in New York is stabbed over 50 times by a handyman she was apparently banging . He got pissed when she broke it off . Oh yes , he was apparently another illegal immigrant from south of the border . Way to go dementia Joe .

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  24. Title 42 is expiring in May , expect more spick , black ape and Mid East scum to flood the borders. More rapists , murderers and child molesters in the US , thanks to sleepy joe and his puppet masters and mistresses AOC , Towelhead Omar and the rest of squad , plus Cackling Kamala , Pelosi and Chuckie Wuckie Schumer

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  25. Of course Joe and his bosses don’t want that filth in their wealthy neighborhoods. They want them in ours

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  26. Greg Abbott and Ron Desantis plan to bus as many as possible to DC and Delaware. Take that Joe

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  27. Air lift them over that huge wall over Joes Delaware mansion

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  28. Anti , Derrick, what you guys think of that Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial ? Far out isn’t it ? Toxic relationship . Depp one of the biggest movie stars over 30 years . Career now over because of getting involved with that crazy nut job bitch . She’s nuts and turned him into a nut job too . A hot bitch who’s also crazy has destroyed many men

    By HHH on Apr 23, 2022

  29. Yeah HHH, pretty fucked up case. I liked Depps movies. Donnie Brasco, The Ninth Gate, Sweeney Todd, Sleepy Hollow, Blow. Didnt watch him as Sparrow. Not my kind of flick. The country we live in sucks now. We are the minority. The niggers,spicks,chinks.sand niggers muslims have taken over

    By The Anti Christ on Apr 23, 2022

  30. Hey triple, its not good to pick your spots as they will leave a scar on your nose or cheek or wherever. And the puss will squirt all over the mirror .

    By Derrick on Apr 24, 2022

  31. Yeah HHH, pretty fucked up face. I liked gay porn movies. Donnie Dildo, The Nine Inch Gag, Faggy Todd, Slimy Holes, Blow. Didnt watch him as Sparrow. Not my kind of flick. The country we live in makes me suck now. We are the minority. The people who are better than us have taken over. I’m just a limp-penis loser

    By The Anti Christ on Apr 24, 2022

  32. The only hot bitches I ever knew were female dogs in heat. That’s one reason why I’ve never been destroyed by one and never will be.

    I’m too busy shitting my pants and jerking off to porn to even think about talking to an actual woman, let alone getting involved with one.

    By HHHh on Apr 24, 2022

  33. That’s me above. Typing one handed while jerking off with the other hand while shitting my pants isn’t easy for me.

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  34. Thanks for responding anti , the name stealers led by Hebrew Mark very predictable wasn’t it ? Get a life Mark you jew scumbag

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  35. Anti , I never liked pirates either . I loved Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino . Ed Wood another great flick . Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd , Finding Neverland , Edward Sissorhands , Fear and loathing In Las Vegas all great flicks starting Depp

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  36. Also From Hell , the one about Jack the Ripper. Never saw Blow , I need to check it out . Wasn’t it based on El Chapo? Or Pablo Escavar . One of those cartel kingpins ?

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  37. I’m still here too guys . Just too many assholes on this blog . Also like Johnny Depp . Too bad that crazy bitch has ruined him .

    By Nelson on Apr 24, 2022

  38. Thanks for pissing on me Anti. That was a pleasant surprise!

    Look how clever I am! I went to imdb to get the names of movies I haven’t seen to make stupid people like you, Nelson, DD, and U think that I do something other than shitting my pants and jerking off.

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  39. Pervo-comments, either by true pervos or trolls who have nothing better to do than spouting such dreadful rubbish on a music site, are disgusting and stupid. And so is racism, either real or troll-oriented. SHAME on you all.

    By Theo on Apr 24, 2022

  40. Oh no! What’s that raining down on me? I can’t believe it. It’s SHAME!! Aaarrrggghhh.

    By HHH on Apr 24, 2022

  41. Good one, triple.

    By Nelson on Apr 25, 2022

  42. Wow! LGBT etc. censorship!

    By George Martini on May 26, 2022

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