Today we pay tribute to Kent's all time favorite song, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' by Procol Harum. It has been 55 years since that record was first heard around the world.
In 1992, I had the pleasure to interview Keith Reid on my radio show. He was a non performing member of the group but went to all of the recording sessions and many of the concerts. He wrote or co-wrote all of the lyrics for the band up until 2017. During the interview, which was done to promote the album Prodigal Stranger, we talked about the group's history.
When you look at all the artists who were fortunate enough to have recorded TWO memorable hits, PROCOL HARUM has to leap right up near the top of the list.
Their hits "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (#3, 1967) and "Conquistador" (#16, 1972) are two of the finest examples we could come up with ... making them BOTH definitely worth another spin here today. (kk)
And, of course, you can't do Greg Kihn's version and not do Weird Al's parody!!!
You can catch Phil Nee's THOSE WERE THE DAYS radio program tonight …
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