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Procro Magnum - A whiter shade of pale (1967)

Released in July 1967 in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands (all in different picture sleeves). Just a couple of British guys trying to make a quick buck. The b-side, Neurotic Saga, was written by one Blakeley according to the German and Dutch labels, by Burt Blakey and William Bennett according to the French and Spanish labels. On the French picture sleeve it even says: No. 1 au Hit-parade! (Frans Steensma)
Illustrated: A Whiter Shade of Pale ... on Polydor 9 108 in Germany, backed with Neurotic Saga
Like Probus Harlem and Prock Harson (qv) this is evidently a band hoping their soundalike name will cause them to be mistaken for the real thing. (XXX)


The Bomber said...

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anyonesdaughter said...

funny stuff... im sure curious now ;-)

ger said...

ich suchte Procro Magnum (ich glaubte
es war Pro Cromagnon) seit 1967



xij64 said...

Actually they were a French band.........Les Jelly Roll.
They also did the fantastic Les Papyvores and Buddy Badge Montezuma.
Jacque Mercier was the front man...later of Dynastie Crisis and Captain Mercier. It is a great thread to check out.
William Bennett / Burt Blakey was formerly Richard Bennett et ses dixie cats...bassist Nino Ferrer etc...he put the guys together as a recording outfit in his role as aproduction executive for polydor.