Gary Brooker Death : English singer and Found of Rock Band Procol Harum has died .
We are sad to report that Gary Brooker MBE, an English singer-songwriter, pianist and founder and lead singer of the rock band Procol Harum has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on Feb 22. 2022.
Gary Brooker – 29 May 1945 – 19 February 2022
We’re very sad to announce the death of Gary Brooker. The single defining constant of the band’s fifty-year career, Gary’s voice and piano playing was legendary and he leaves behind a legacy that will last for generations.
He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
Who was Gary Brooker ?
Gary Brooker MBE was an English singer-songwriter, pianist and founder and lead singer of the rock band Procol Harum. Brooker was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on 14 June 2003, in recognition of his charitable services. According to his profile on Wikipedia
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
R. I. P. Gary Brooker who has skipped the light fandango. Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale wrong footed the pop music loving public with its dreamy, powerful eccentricity & it took the Beatles with All You Need Is Love to dislodge them from No. 1 in the 1967 summer of love. pic.twitter.com/ZifCderRdk
— Martin Knight (@MartinKnight_) February 22, 2022
The salty dog has passed. My heart goes out to his wondrous wife, Franky.
RIP Gary Brooker.
I was in love with Procol Harum from the moment I heard them.
Gary was a genius and along with miraculous lyricist, Keith Reid, their work is heavenly.
Their friendship was a dream to me. pic.twitter.com/ATE0FSWeTI
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) February 22, 2022
Karen Michal ; So glad that I was able to tell him thank you for the wonderful music in person! His brilliant music will live on forever! Blessings and prayers to his family!.Mark Fletcher ; One Britain’s most influential and talented musicians ever. A pioneer whose creativity was legendary. RIP Gary BrookerNigel Horn ; So, so very sad to hear this news. What a musical genius, he leaves an indelible mark on popular music of the 20th Century. RIP Gary, I hope you are in the grandest of Grand Hotels .
Mike Bright ; Sad news, Procol have always been one of my favourite bands. His legacy is some very special unique music, and he always seemed such a sincere genuine man. Condolences to his family and friends.
Michael Willen ; My most sincere condolences. I saw him perform over 10 times over the years. My favorite band when I was a teenager. He will be missed.
Chris Lomas ; So sad, my condolences, had the awesome pleasure of seeing the band at a club at the Spectrum in Montreal Quebec Canada.
Peter Murphy ; RIP Gary a fantastic pianist, keyboard player and singer white shade of pale in my top 5 of all time songs , God bless.
David Passmore ; A huge loss, I am gutted. A brilliant musician and composer, and a true gentleman. You will be greatly missed. Condolences to Frankie and the rest of the band. Goodnight, Commander, God Bless.
Bruce Kyle ; I love Procol Harum’s music. I love Gary’s voice and piano playing. Rest in peace Gary.
David Whybourne ; If there is one peice of music that epitomises the 1960’s it is A Whiter Shade Of Pale. Without doubt one of the finest recordings in popular music. God bless you Gary, thank you for the memories.
Gwen Moody ; Such sad news yet again. Gary’s voice was amazing. Sending prayers and sympathies to his family.
Eberhard Gültzow ; So very sad. I hoped so very much to see him in Hannover this year….too late. So I have to wait a short time , to hear his voice in heaven. You skip the light….
Marie Quearney Haughan ; Brilliant singer & player loved him he’s in all my lifetime happy memories R.I.P. Gary xxx
Susanne B. Gaarde ; So sad. Procul Harum is the band I loved from my youth. Whiter Shade of Pale. I know that my brother in law will welcome him in heaven we both loved Procul Harum. Codolences to his family.
NOT AN OBITUARY .