A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Written by on May 25, 2018


25th May 1967, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit. ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ became the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009). The first video for the song was shot in the ruins of Witley Court in Worcestershire, England. Directed by Peter Clifton whose insertion of Vietnam War newsreel footage caused it to be banned from airplay on the Top Of The Pops TV show. The band subsequently made another video. More on ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/a_whiter_shade_of_pale

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Procol Harum went to #1 on the UK singles chart with a song that over 40 years later would be named the most-played record of the past 70 years (with more than 900 known recorded versions by other artists). The song, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”.


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