Procol Harum

Procol Harum was an English symphonic-rock band that released nine studio albums between 1967 and 1977. Functioning for most of its existence as a quintet with a non-performing lyricist, the band played a pivotal role in rock’s maximalist trajectory by recording the world’s first side-long multi-movement suite, “In Held ‘Twas in I,” in 1968. Members: […]


Freedom was an English rock band formed by two original Procol Harum members: singer–drummer Bobby Harrison and guitarist Ray Royer. As a quartet, they made a psychedelic soundtrack to the 1969 Italian film Nerosubianco. Harrison reconstituted the band as a powertrio for the 1970 albums Freedom and Freedom at Last. On Vertigo, they made the […]


Snafu was an English rustic funk-rock band from London that released two 1973–74 albums on WWA and a 1975 third on Capitol. Frontman Bobby Harrison played in the initial Procol Harum lineup that recorded their 1967 hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” As Snafu folded, he went solo with Funkist. Other players in Snafu’s ranks […]

Nobody’s Business

Nobody’s Business were an English hard-rock band that released a self-titled album on Nippon Columbia in 1978. The band featured the seasoned talents of vocalist Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum, Freedom, Snafu), guitarist Joe Jammer (Stealers Wheel, Olympic Runners), and bassist Tony Stevens (Foghat, Rock Follies). Harrison assembled the band after the completion of his 1975 […]