Keith Reid

English lyricist and songwriter (1946–2023) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Keith Stuart Brian Reid (19 October 1946 – 23 March 2023)[1][2] was an English lyricist and songwriter.

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Reid in 1999
Reid in 1999
Background information
Birth nameKeith Stuart Brian Reid
Born(1946-10-19)19 October 1946
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Died23 March 2023(2023-03-23) (aged 76)
London, England
GenresPsychedelic rock, progressive rock, Art rock
Occupation(s)Lyricist, songwriter
Years active1966–2023

He was best known for being the songwriter who wrote the lyrics of every original song released by Procol Harum, with the exception of the songs on their 2017 album, Novum. He co-founded the band with Gary Brooker. Reid was a non-performing member, he did not play any instrument, and did not record with Procol Harum. After the band's break-up in 1977, he began composing songs. Most notably, he co-wrote "You're the Voice", a UK top-10 hit for Australian singer John Farnham.