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15 Oct 2004, Bill Eyden, the session drummer hired to play on Procol Harum’s ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ died after a lengthy illness at the age of 74. Eyden also worked with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Charlie Watts and was a member of the resident trio, led by Stan Tracey, at Ronnie […]

30 July 2009, Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won his long battle to be recognised as co-writer of the band's hit ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’. Law Lords ruled that Fisher, who claimed he wrote the song's organ melody, was entitled to a share of future royalties. In 2006, the High Court ruled he was […]

24 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 […]

CRO-MAGS’ HARLEY FLANAGAN Says All His ‘So-Called Friends’ Turned Their Backs On Him After His 2012 Arrest https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cro-mags-harley-flanagan-says-all-his-so-called-friends-turned-their-backs-on-him-after-his-2012-arrest/ CRO-MAGS’ HARLEY FLANAGAN Says All His ‘So-Called Friends’ Turned Their Backs On Him After His 2012 Arrest Harley Flanagan, who founded the legendary hardcore band the CRO-MAGS at the age of 14, has told Ireland's Overdrive that […]

25 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 […]

SEETHER’s Eighth Album Is ‘Done’, Says SHAUN MORGAN: ‘It Turned Out Killer’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/seethers-eighth-album-is-done-says-shaun-morgan-it-turned-out-killer/ SEETHER’s Eighth Album Is ‘Done’, Says SHAUN MORGAN: ‘It Turned Out Killer’ SEETHER has completed work on its new studio album for a tentative summer release. Guitarist/vocalist Shaun Morgan spoke about the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" during a YouTube live […]

DANGEROUS TOYS Singer JASON MCMASTER Says He Turned Down Chances To Audition For PANTERA And SKID ROW https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dangerous-toys-singer-jason-mcmaster-says-he-turned-down-chances-to-audition-for-pantera-and-skid-row/ DANGEROUS TOYS Singer JASON MCMASTER Says He Turned Down Chances To Audition For PANTERA And SKID ROW In a brand new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", DANGEROUS TOYS frontman Jason McMaster spoke about the time he […]

MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On ‘Rust In Peace’ Album: That ‘Is The Record That Turned The Corner’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeths-david-ellefson-looks-back-on-rust-in-peace-album-that-is-the-record-that-turned-the-corner/ MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On ‘Rust In Peace’ Album: That ‘Is The Record That Turned The Corner’ In episode 58 of the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson discussed the band's classic fourth […]

13th April 2009, Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' was the most played song in public places in the past 75 years, according to a chart compiled for BBC Radio 2. Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was at number two followed by 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' by the Everly Brothers. Wet Wet Wet's […]

24th June 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 […]


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