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. Internet Archive. SAF Publishing Ltd. p. 93. ISBN 9780946719280. Retrieved 16 July 2011. David Knights procol harum.
  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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