Procol Harum's claim to fame is 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale
', a huge hit in 1967. They differ from most of the progressive rock
bands of the 70s in the relatively prominent blues
component to their sound, which is largely due to the voice and piano of leader Gary Brooker
. In the early years, Matthew Fisher
's organ and Robin Trower
's guitar combined for a unique sound. Procol Harum (formed 1967, London, England) is arguably the most successful "accidental" group creation -- that is...