Procol Harum I found no threads for this band in 60s or 70s music. Apparently the Partridge Family deserved a thread before Procol Harum. I suppose they're one of the forgotten bands? Their big hit, A Whiter Shade Of Pale notwithstanding. Anyway, I've been listening to them a lot lately and I think they were one of the great bands of the era. Gary Brooker is a great vocalist and songwriter, and Robin Trower was the band's guitarist on the first five albums. Qualities you don't hear in most rock bands today are good melodies, arrangements, and fine keyboard playing. Procol Harum had all of these qualities and they had it together before most bands.