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VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Sep 27, 2016 - 05:47
 

Better a Whiter Shade of Pale than Fifty Shades of Grey! Buaaahhhh! LOL{#Lol}{#Roflol}{#Bounce}

Susan_Amati
Posted: Sep 27, 2016 - 05:45
 

Is there a button for "11"?

bb_matt
(Oxford, England)
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 - 07:49
 

 dramo wrote:
Timeless!

 
Nah, definitely part of its time, but no lesser for it. It's kinda become the quintessential late 60's song that summed up the incredible social changes the western world was undergoing at the time. Or something. Whatever, it's good to listen too, but isn't timeless.

dramo
(Boston, MA)
Posted: May 23, 2016 - 09:17
 

Timeless!

inozjeff
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 10:06
 

 ScottN wrote:
Uhm, certainly not.

 
I believe the most covered 'rock' songs of all time might be "Yesterday" by the Beatles or "To Love Somebody" by the career-underrated Bee Gees.



inozjeff
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 10:04
 

Agreed, top 10 of all time!

gwyllwm
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 06:09
 

Top Ten of ALL Time!

dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 - 06:08
 

A 10, because I've loved it since I was 10.

franztrop
(Rome, Italy)
Posted: Mar 20, 2016 - 11:47
 

I love the italian version, by Dik Dik "Senza Luce":
https://youtu.be/F6-GQwTKn40?list=PLpSgV8PHxyZjGvDRJSNwHcvHzHpO8n0ao

pcc
(Derby, UK)
Posted: Mar 20, 2016 - 11:46
 

A timeless classic

agent55317
(Cupertino)
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 - 18:58
 

I'm always taken back to a Northern Exposure episode where Chris Stevens performs a funeral by trebuchet to this tune.

ambrebalte
(A pale blue dot)
Posted: Jan 17, 2016 - 06:07
 

 raga wrote:
How would be mankind without this song?

 
(just for the pleasure to repeat this comment)

westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 15, 2015 - 12:25
 

Andreas L:  " love it, but listen to the version of this song from DORO-German Heavy Metal Singer. This Woman is cool."

 Please upload for consideration by the DJ.  Danke schön.  

melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 - 11:17
 



raga
(Italy - Como)
Posted: Jul 13, 2015 - 03:43
 

How would be mankind without this song?

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 - 06:12
 

 pinem wrote:
As much as I love this song (10), I like 'Salty Dog' best; went to see this band in summer of '72', six weeks after I got married, but the opening band blew them out of the water- The Eagles

 

Wow, great double-bill.  I'm guessing the "Embryonic Eagles" were a hell of a lot more fun to watch live than the "stationary bloated egomaniacs" they later became.

Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 - 08:35
 

A great song but a far cry from Robin Trower's solo stuff which reminds me - it must just about be the day of the eagle
 

pinem
(Chattanooga Tn)
Posted: Oct 03, 2014 - 06:38
 

As much as I love this song (10), I like 'Salty Dog' best; went to see this band in summer of '72', six weeks after I got married, but the opening band blew them out of the water- The Eagles

ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 23:36
 

 afrixluvguy wrote:
The most covered song ever, I believe. 
  Uhm, certainly not.



ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 23:34
 

Immortal.  This and Repent Walpurgis, also by PH, were my intro to "alternative" FM.

woodificould
(Among the orange groves in Ventura County)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 - 22:15
 

I find myself half listening, involved in some mundane routine when suddenly, Bill hits me with something like this.  THIS is why I listen to RP.  Thanks, Bill

afrixluvguy
Posted: Mar 29, 2014 - 09:34
 

The most covered song ever, I believe. 
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 - 06:40
 

{#Bananapiano}
WalterGilpin
(France)
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 10:29
 

Très bonne musique, et que de souvenirs !!!!

bubink
(Bellevue, Nebraska)
Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 00:05
 

Yes.  Yes.  So very nice....
 

Eric_Gustafsson
Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 00:01
 

{#Bananasplit}

Sbed
(Montreal)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 - 14:19
 

 jagdriver wrote:
I can just envision John Winston O'Boogie Lennon listening to this repeatedly on the record player mounted in his chauffeur-driven, psychedelic Rolls on his way to party at His Majesty—Prince Jones' place, a.k.a., A.A. Milne's Cotchford Farm.

 
I know that Paul Mccartney said this is one of the song he wished he had wrote
jagdriver
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 - 14:15
 

I can just envision John Winston O'Boogie Lennon listening to this repeatedly on the record player mounted in his chauffeur-driven, psychedelic Rolls on his way to party at His Majesty—Prince Jones' place, a.k.a., A.A. Milne's Cotchford Farm.



Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:34
 

Reading an inspection report and this song makes this chore bearable. Thanks, RP!{#Drunk}



hugogdt
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:30
 

One of the things I most like about RP is the fact that it allows me to finally identify amazing old songs that I heard 1000 times. So this is Protocol Harum ...

Isabeau
(sou' tex)
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:30
 

woa, shades of mattress on the floor and underground FM. Was it really that long ago?

grant
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:29
 

Timeless.  We'll be listening to, and enjoying this in 2500.  Or at least somebody will.

uilekiek
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 - 04:49
 

Dream song{#Bananapiano}
mojcamojca77
(Idrija)
Posted: Jun 18, 2013 - 01:41
 

What a nice song:-)

Sweet_Virginia
Posted: May 17, 2013 - 05:52
 

Thanks to wikipedia

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut song by the British rock 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 No. 5 on the US charts, as well. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

With its haunting Bach-derived 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 No. 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 the past 70 years. Also in 2004, Rolling Stone placed "A Whiter Shade of Pale" No. 57 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

 

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: May 17, 2013 - 05:51
 

 kingart wrote:
Who on the PLANET could follow Debussy with Procol Harum? 

Thinking of sitting on the 1967 summer lawn in Clark NJ reading Steinbeck and listening to this on WABC. Everything was beautiful. 

 

That is called a predictability lull in my library playlist!{#Lol}

Dave_Crick
Posted: Apr 19, 2013 - 06:20
 

Absolute classic - great vocal and organ playing.
flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Mar 20, 2013 - 14:21
 

Thanks to RP, this has been welded in my mind to the end of Air - Talisman.  I think if Bill didn't play this after Air, I'd think there was something wrong with the song.

As an organ player myself, this is a great song to listen to.

onelittlemoose
(Mooseville, Canada)
Posted: Mar 20, 2013 - 14:21
 

How I love that organ. Absolutely timeless.

unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 - 11:49
 

Well!  That was the shortest version I've ever heard.

ambrebalte
(Beijing)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:57
 

 Stingray wrote:

12, of course!

And an incredible album (like all early Harum-stuff)

 

PS

23 "1-voters". What to do with them? Hot oil or tar and feathers?

 
;) Glad to see you are still here and kicking!

notfadeaway
(earlybob land)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:47
 

what a sound! ....nice job guys!

notfadeaway
(earlybob land)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:42
 

Last waltz at the Dance-Orama

tonypf
(Honolulu)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:39
 

 angelomisterioso wrote:
Where else are you going to hear Debussy followed by Procol Harum. 💫
 
It works!

Baketown
(Maryland)
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 - 09:38
 

Classic!

ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 - 09:37
 

Rather hear something else follow Debussy...than a tired and overrated song. Oh boy!

angelomisterioso
(no longer secret location north texas)
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:07
 

Where else are you going to hear Debussy followed by Procol Harum. 💫

Stingray
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:06
 

12, of course!

And an incredible album (like all early Harum-stuff)

 

PS

23 "1-voters". What to do with them? Hot oil or tar and feathers?



kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:06
 

Who on the PLANET could follow Debussy with Procol Harum? 

Thinking of sitting on the 1967 summer lawn in Clark NJ reading Steinbeck and listening to this on WABC. Everything was beautiful. 

dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2012 - 16:05
 

A true classic....never tire of it.{#Clap}