Music for Today ~ Whiter Shade of Pale
By Carol DM
October 11, 2018 12:19pm CST
Today is an oldie but goodie song. I recognize the song with only the first few notes. Whiter Shade of Pale by the band Procol Harum debuted this song in 1967. This particular video was restored and seems to be the original. Since then many artists have done this song. I prefer the original. Rarely has a song proven so troublesome. A Whiter Shade of Pale, surprisingly declared by the BBC to be the most played song in public places in the past 75 years, has also famously been the subject of a bitter feud between founding members of Procol Harum. This is the only backstory I could find. Do you remember this song? Do you have a favorite song to share?
Footage from 1967 of the first Procol Harum line-up. This promotional film was restored and upgraded by Henry Scott-Irvine in 2008. included in the 2015 rema...
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I have heard this song thousands of times since it first came out in 1967. Great song! Today I was in a shopping center and they were playing another great song that I like. .
"Ruby Tuesday" was featured on the American release of the 1967 album, Between The Buttons. This version features Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on gu...
• Wapello, Iowa
I love this song and Proco Harum. It's sad that they're fighting about it now. Your into to this one, "Today is an oldie but goodie song. I recognize the song with only the first few notes," reminded me of Name That Tune. Did you ever watch it? I could usually guess the song from the clue but hardly ever from the notes.
I am not particular with this. What I often heard in the 60s are Run Away by Del Shannon, Bus Stop by The Hollies, Build Me Up Butter by The Foundations, Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, House of Rising Sun by The Animals, among others.