Music for Today ~ Whiter Shade of Pale

@CarolDM (2031)
United States
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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@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
I have loved this song since the day it came out. I immediately recognize it.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
That is great and a favorite classic of mine
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@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@CarolDM The songs of the 60's were so much better than modern songs.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
@LadyDuck Yes they were and I didn't start listening until the late 70s and 80s to rose songs.
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@1hopefulman (32365)
• Canada
11 Oct
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...
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
This is great, thank you for the link.
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@1hopefulman (32365)
• Canada
12 Oct
@CarolDM Did you know that song? Did you like it?
@HazySue (22972)
• United States
11 Oct
I remember that song. I love it. I used to sing along every time it came on the radio.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
I know, I love it today just the same as in the 70s and 80s.
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@HazySue (22972)
• United States
13 Oct
@CarolDM So do I. It's funny how some songs never grow old.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
13 Oct
@HazySue Classics never go out of style.
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@xander6464 (2853)
• Wapello, Iowa
11 Oct
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.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes I did watch it and miss that show now that you mentioned it. It was so much fun. I am really into music and can usually name the tune pretty quick.
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• Wapello, Iowa
11 Oct
@CarolDM That's a good talent. I need a lot more than just three or four notes to recognize a song.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
@xander6464 Well it depends not the song, I can't always do that.
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@andrewijaa (2692)
• Malang, Indonesia
11 Oct
I love that song I also often listen when I'm seding and want to sleep I like to listen to the song
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Good, I love the song and music.
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• Malang, Indonesia
11 Oct
@CarolDM yes Do you always hear the song every day?
@dodoazo (21262)
• Philippines
11 Oct
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.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
I liked the Sound of Silence, but this one is my all time favorite.
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@dodoazo (21262)
• Philippines
11 Oct
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@marlina (77780)
• Canada
12 Oct
This particular song brings back a lot of memories from way before. My girlfriend and I could listen to it over and over.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
Yes indeed, it is a classic for sure. Great memories for you too.
• Sonora, California
12 Oct
I am afraid I don't remember that song!
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
I don't from the 60s, I started in the 70s and 80s listing to it. And love it still.
11 Oct
I absolutely love this song. Never gets old.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Same here glad to see another fan.
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@amadeo (72813)
• United States
11 Oct
you got me on this one.Not familiar with it. At this moment cannot think of one.Hey Mr.Postman was one.A Goldie oldie
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
That is a good one.
• Ireland
11 Oct
I have loved this song as long as I can remember, Carol! It was a little before my time so I kind of grew up with it. I think the 45 came on 'permanent loan' from a mate's big brother
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
12 Oct
I knew you would love it Norman. I was not around to hear it when it first came out, but all of these older songs were what i always have loved in the 70s and 80s and today. Love this one!
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Oct
I remember the song. It is a good one.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes indeed, thanks Anne Marie.
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@andriaperry (58351)
• United States
11 Oct
Love this song!
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
I just love it too, puts me in a good mood every time I hear it.
@Courage7 (15557)
• United States
11 Oct
I actually got to see them perform this overseas many years ago Carol. I do love this song thanks. Brings back good memories.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Oh wow, lucky you. I love this sing, it never gets old.
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@JohnRoberts (62751)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Oct
I have heard this song a billion times since childhood.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
And it never gets old, right? It doesn't for me.
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@myklj999 (18053)
11 Oct
I have this on album...I also have Sammy Hagar's version
Sammy Hagar & Neal Schon cover of a classic circa 1984.
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@CarolDM (2031)
• United States
11 Oct
Cool, thanks for sharing this.
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@TheHorse (72210)
• Walnut Creek, California
17m
It was one of my favorites as a "troubled teen" in the 1970s.