David Knights

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David Knights (born David John Knights, 28 June 1945, Islington, North London) is a British musician who was the original bass guitarist in the band Procol Harum. He played bass on the hit single "A Whiter Shade of Pale",[1][2] he was in the band long enough to play on their first three albums. He departed in 1969, to be replaced by Chris Copping; when he was in Procol Harum he used a Gibson EB-0 bass.

He also performed with a band named Ruby,[3] that released one album before disbanding, he also produced a single for Mickey Jupp's Legend group. He is fairly inactive in the music industry these days.


  1. ^ Johansen, Claes (2000). "Procol Harum: beyond the pale". Google Books. SAF Publishing Ltd. p. 93. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ Gammond, Peter (1986). The illustrated encyclopedia of opera. New York: Crescent Books. p. 188. ISBN 0-517-53840-7.
  3. ^ Hill, Gary (2011). "David Knights". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 July 2011.

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