At the end of the day …. “Another Blast from the Past: Whiter Shade of Pale”!!


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~~January 9, 2016~~ 

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

A beautiful, lyrical song which still haunts my memory.

I was seventeen years old when it first came out!

I have the written musical sheet and sometimes try to play it on the piano.

The melody, the transitions, the message ….

Here you have Annie Lennox‘s cover presented in a beautiful YouTube video by Connie K.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the debut single by the English rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967.

The record 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. One of the counterculture 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 Bach-derived instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and unusual lyrics, written by the song’s co-authors Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, and organist 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.

In 1977, the song was named joint winner (along with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody“) of the Best British Pop Single 1952–1977 at the Brit Awards. In 1998 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

More than 1000 recorded cover versions by other artists are known.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Whiter_Shade_of_Pale

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Annie Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954), born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970’s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980’s as Eurythmics.

With a total of eight Brit Awards, including Best British Female Artist six times, Lennox has won more than any other female artist. She has also been named the “Brits Champion of Champions“.

In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes“.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Lennox

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“A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

We skipped the light fandango,
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor,
I was feeling kind of sea-sick,
And the crowd called out for more,
And the room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away,
When we called out for another drink
But the waiter brought a tray.
And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

You said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see,
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be.
And one of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast,
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well be closed.
And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.
A whiter shade of pale,
Turned a whiter shade of pale,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

Songwriters: KEITH REID, GARY BROOKER
A Whiter Shade Of Pale lyrics © T.R.O. INC.

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~~Whiter Shade of Pale~~

~~Uploaded on Jun 8, 2009~~
Annie Lennox

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #171!!


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~~March 2, 2015~~ 

MANY MOONS AGO …. A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Once upon a time, there was a seven year old girl whose Mother had a heart condition. The Mom needed open heart surgery. At the time, these procedures were a big deal. Not common at all, they were quite risky.

The girl’s Father had no other option but to leave the little girl with the closest family she had. Her Uncle Manolo (Dad’s brother) and herTiti Nilda (Manolo’s wife). The older child is Carmin, the little girl’s cousin.

For the time the little girl was there, she found siblings and a lot of love. It was as if she had never left home.

The little girl’s Mom recovered totally and the girl went back to her own family. Her daily routine was resumed but she carried with her the love of another family which would always hold a huge place in her heart.

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A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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