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"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut song by the British band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached #5 on the US charts, as well. It is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. With its haunting Bach-flavoured instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and unusual lyrics—by the song's co-authors Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, and Matthew Fisher-- "A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached #1 in several countries when released in 1967. In the years since, it has become an enduring classic. It was the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009), and the United Kingdom performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited in 2004 recognised it as the most-played record by British broadcasting of.
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Procol Harum are a British rock band, formed in 1967, which contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock. Their best-known recording is their 1967 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale". Although noted for its baroque and classical influence, Procol Harum's music also embraces the blues, R&B and soul. Based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, The Paramounts, led by Gary Brooker and Robin Trower and including Chris Copping and B.J. Wilson, scored a moderate British success in 1964, with their cover version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's "Poison Ivy", which reached number 35 in the UK Singles Chart. Unable to generate any follow-up success, the group disbanded in 1966. In April 1967, Brooker began working as a singer-songwriter and formed Procol Harum with non-Paramounts Keith Reid (poet), Hammond organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Ray Royer and bassist David Knights. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut song by the British band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached #5 on the US charts, as.
PIANO – THE ENCHANTING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IS BACK WITH A BACKUP OF TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE LEARNING MORE FUN AND EASIER FOR YOU
Some activities are so easy to nurture in childhood but as time passes by, they become difficult to even perform. Such an activity is playing piano. Everybody loves to play piano when they are young but with the passing time, commitments in the educational front, the professional front and then the family front, come and replace the priority of playing piano.
There are ways you can revive your old habit of playing piano. One of them is trying out solo playing and ensemble playing both; with the help music sheets of course because your separation from the instrument for such a long time might not let you remember everything you had learned. Playing in both these styles will let you know where you fit the best.
An audience does work like magic to bring out the artist in you. Spread the word of your returning to the world of piano. Get some music sheets and try to organize family gatherings where you can play in front of an audience. It could be a small group people or just a couple or two. The size of the audience does not matter, what matters is that the revived spirit that you will experience when playing piano for them.