onsdag 23 februari 2022

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Att Gary Brooker fick mycket Bach med sig från barndomen hör man. Jag var femton när den här kom och minns den med rysningar av välbehag. Nu är också Brooker död.

Rollingstone.com skriver:

Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, who led the band throughout their 55-year history and co-wrote and sang their 1967 classic “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” died at his home from cancer on Saturday, Feb. 19. He was 76.

“His first single with Procol Harum, 1967’s ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale,’ is widely regarded as defining ‘The Summer of Love’, yet it could scarcely have been more different from the characteristic records of that era,” Procol Harum said in a group statement. “Nor was it characteristic of his own writing. Over thirteen albums Procol Harum never sought to replicate it, preferring to forge a restlessly progressive path, committed to looking forward, and making each record a ‘unique entertainment’.”