A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Posted from the web by megarock on June 24, 2018
24th June 1967, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the Billboard chart, where it would peak at No 5. The song was written by the band around a melody composed by the group’s organist, Matthew Fisher, who was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Orchestral Suite in D’, composed between 1725 and 1739. More on Whiter Shade of Pale: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/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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