A Whiter Shade of Pale

Great concert down here in SW France last night in the crypt of the Abbey Nouvelle in Leobard, by our near neighbours Gary Brooker (he of Procul Harum fame) and Judy Blair. 250 people crammed into the 13th century undercroft of the ruined abbey and some worries that in the more exciting moments the tons of stone above our heads might come thundering down! As it was it was the music that thundered, with plenty of Procul Harum repertoire revisited as well as Fats Domino and Ray Charles covers. And Gary’s voice – as amazing now as it was in 1967. (He’s the geezer in the hat).