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Keith Stuart Brian Reid (born 19 October 1946[1]) is a songwriter who wrote the lyrics of every Procol Harum
Procol Harum
song that is not instrumental or a cover with the exception of their most recent album Novum. Biography[edit] Reid grew up in London. He left school at an early age to pursue a song writing career. He met Gary Brooker, lead singer with Procol Harum, with whom he co-wrote most of the band's songs (some music was written by organist Matthew Fisher
Matthew Fisher
and by guitarist Robin Trower), in 1966. They soon began collaborating, and their composition "A Whiter Shade of Pale", Procol Harum's first single, was released in 1967. It reached the top of the UK Singles Chart
UK Singles Chart
and sold over six million copies worldwide. Reid continued to write lyrics for the band until they disbanded in 1977.[1] He also wrote the lyrics for two songs by the French singer Michel Polnareff in 1966 ("You'll Be On My Mind" and "Time Will Tell"), and was co-writer for the John Farnham
John Farnham
hit "You're the Voice" (1986). Reid moved to New York and founded a management company in 1986. He reunited with Brooker and Procol Harum
Procol Harum
for the albums The Prodigal Stranger (1991) and The Well's on Fire
The Well's on Fire
(2003). In August 2008 a new album, The Common Thread, was issued under The Keith Reid Project banner. Reid wrote the lyrics for the songs, which were performed by a variety of musicians, including Southside Johnny, Chris Thompson, John Waite
John Waite
and Michael Saxell. References[edit]

^ a b [ Keith Reid at AllMusic Allmusic.com biography by Jason Ankeny]

External links[edit]

Procol Harum.com biography of Keith Reid Procol Harum
Procol Harum
words by Keith Reid Seth Rogovoy, The Secret Jewish History Of Procol Harum

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Gary Brooker Geoff Dunn Matt Pegg Josh Phillips Geoff Whitehorn

Dave Ball Graham Broad Dave Bronze Pete Brown Mark Brzezicki Alan Cartwright Chris Copping Matthew Fisher Mick Grabham Bobby Harrison David Knights Dee Murray Keith Reid Tim Renwick Ray Royer Don Snow Peter Solley Henry Spinetti Jerry Stevenson Robin Trower Ian Wallace B. J. Wilson

Studio albums

Procol Harum Shine On Brightly A Salty Dog Home Broken Barricades Grand Hotel Exotic Birds and Fruit Procol's Ninth Something Magic The Prodigal Stranger The Well's on Fire Novum

Live albums

Procol Harum
Procol Harum
Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra One More Time – Live in Utrecht 1992 Live at the Union Chapel One Eye to the Future – Live in Italy 2007 Procol Harum
Procol Harum
– In Concert With the Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir The Spirit of Nøkken MMX Some Long Road

As Liquorice John Death

Ain't Nothin' to Get Excited About

Songs

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" "Homburg" "A Salty Dog" "Conquistador"

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