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Really enlighting documentation of a EUROPEAN poppular music group !, 22 Jan. 2014
I was not on this planet in the summer of 1967. When I was born in a rural country village of Deep South of Japan, one of my aunts had a Japanese 7inch single of "Whiter Shade of Pale". I spinned it in my childhood, in the summer of 1989.The very copy I owned has dissapeared into the shade of pale, literally.
In Japan, the song is very famous as an oldies, but we actually did not care so much the group is called "Procol Harum". They were in most recognition in Japan, one hit wonder group.
Now, Henry Scott-Irvine describes not only Procol Harum, but also the 60s British music scene. Of course their original menbers, followers, and rivals are interviewed by the auther who tries to recreate their days with original documents left.
Now I can feel Procol Harum rose from the beat rock scene of early 60s, into a statement group of time with their European tinge as a stand out identity.