Keith Reid: Last News


Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid has died, aged 76

Procol Harum’s recorded material – has died at the age of 76.Reid died last Thursday (March 23), a post on the Procol Harum website confirms, with his former bandmates writing in a statement that he died in a hospital in London; “He had been receiving cancer treatment for the past couple of years,” they wrote.The band went on to note that Reid’s family “would like to thank numerous well-wishers for their very kind messages”, and confirmed that a private funeral will be held in the near future. The website, too, “will be updated soon with details for those who would like to make a donation in his memory”.“Keith will be greatly missed,” Procol Harum’s statement said in closing.Reid’s biggest hit with Procol Harum was their 1967 debut ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, which fast became one of the anthems for the mid-‘60s “summer of love”.

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