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  • Whiter Shade of Pale Turns 50

    I'm even lucky enough to have picked up the 12-inch Classic EP of Whiter Shade of Pale.
    To this day, fans still debate the meaning of the song. But half a century after its release, it remains one of the most popular of all-time.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    A classic......absolute classic! Still the definitive version, although Annie Lennox' interpretation is wonderful in its own right!
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    • #3
      I was fortunate to see Procol Harum play Whiter Shade of Pale around 1973 at the Paramount in Seattle (44 years ago). It was festival seating if I recall and there was a distinct party atmosphere (cannabis)... Good times. Can't remember if they were touring earlier than that in the US...
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      • #4
        One of my all time favorite groups. It was rare to find a band with two classilcally trained keyboard players. No better librettist than co-founder Keith Reed. A Robin Trower guitar solo is unmistakable - try any tune on Broken Barricades.
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