Procol Harum – which recorded one of the best-selling songs of all time – to play at Colston Hall

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 January 2017

Procol Harum.

Procol Harum.

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One of Britain’s most highly-regarded bands will perform a one-off show at Bristol’s Colston Hall later this year.

Procol Harum are regarded as one of the most important groups in British music, taking their influences from a diverse range of sources, including classical, baroque, blues and soul.

Their 1967 hit Whiter Shade Of Pale is one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Rolling Stone magazine also listed it as one of its 500 greatest songs of all time.

In its article it said: “A sombre hymn supported by an organ theme straight out of Bach, Procol Harum’s Whiter Shade of Pale was unlike anything else on the radio in 1967.”

Procol Harum have always been led by founding member Gary Brooker, who is also a singer, pianist and composer and leads the 50th anniversary tour.

Most of the line-up has been playing together since the early 1990s.

Procol Harum’s other members have performed with the likes of Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend and Midge Ure.

The group includes bassist Matt Pegg, drummer Geoff Dunn, guitarist Geoff Whitehorn and organ player Josh Phillips.

Their latest tour is taking them across the UK and Europe, including dates in Germany and Finland.

Procol Harum will be at Colston Hall, in Colston Street, on May 16 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £31.71-53.75, are available from 01172 034040 or online at www.colstonhall.org

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