A WHITER SHADE OF PALE (Brooker - Fisher* - Reid)
* Co-writer Matthew Fisher, who appears in this video, gave me full permission to shoot this video and upload it onto You Tube.
Former Procul Harum drummer Bobby Harrison and its former organist Matthew Fisher, who co-wrote the monster hit, made rock history performing the group's mega hit at Holy Trinity parish church, Rayleigh, on August 21, 2010.
I was honoured to be invited by Bobby and Matthew to record the event bootleg-style on my HD compact digi-camera, the versatile Canon Ixus 100IS.
A night to remember, in aid of the ancient church's restoration fund, included A Whiter Shade of Pale, performed in public for the first time by Bobby and Matthew since the swinging 60s .
They were supported by the talented guys from Journey2Freedom Phil guitar, Dave drums, Maddy keyboard and Stuart bass.
A Whiter Shade of Pale held number one spot for six weeks in the UK singles chart in 1967, its Bach-flavoured melody composed by Matthew, who also co-wrote The Wreck of the Hesperus, Long Gone Geek, Glimpse of Nirvana, and Quite Rightly So, with other members of the band.
Would it not be a humungus milestone in rock history, were Gary Brooker to join Matthew Fisher and Bobby Harrison and other members Procol Harum to play A Whiter Shade of Pale?
The song sold 10 millions since it was released in 1976 so isnt it now time all these legendary musicians put the past behind them, just like Robbie and Take That, and performed in harmony again?
Thumbs up to a fantastic Procul Harum re-union then!http://www.youtube.com/watc...