Shade

4th April 2008, Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker won back full royalty rights to the band's worldwide hit, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' at London's Court of Appeal. The decision overturned a 2006 ruling that organist Matthew Fisher was entitled to a 40% portion of royalties on the 1967 hit after he argued he had […]

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 […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/procol-harums-whiter-shade-pale-still-song-many-colours/ Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ Is Still A Song Of Many Colours | uDiscover Our look at some of the most interesting versions of the 1967 classic, from the Everly Brothers to Joe Cocker and on to Dylan Menzie’s 2018 version. Read it here

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 […]


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