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


~~January 9, 2016~~ 


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.




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.

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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“.

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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.

A Whiter Shade Of Pale lyrics © T.R.O. INC.


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Angelika’s Songs …. “Classic” by MKTO!!


This is Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter, you may have seen her here a few times. She is 9 years old.

She loves music, as much as I do. She’s been keeping me up to date with some of the new songs that are coming out. She knows the songs but doesn’t know the performer most of the time. I’ve trying to teach her it’s important to also know who is singing. Very frequently, we use the “Shazam” app to identify the singer/band. 

Since she returned from her summer trip up north, she has started school. She’s been asking me how I am doing posting her songs. I told her I was a bit behind. She told me I better get on it. So, here I am!!


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MKTO is an American musical duo consisting of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller.

Their debut single, “Thank You“, was released in January 2013. The follow up single, “Classic“, was released in June 2013. MKTO’s self-titled debut album was released on January 30, 2014.



2010–12: Formation
Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller met in 2010 while filming the Nickelodeon television series Gigantic, in which their characters played best friends. They later formed together as a duo and came up with the name MKTO, which represents the combined initials of their names and surnames, MK for Malcolm Kelley and TO for Tony Oller.

They elaborated upon the inspiration for their group name, saying: “It also stands for what our album kind of is: Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts – just like the kids we were in high school. 


~~2013–2014: MKTO~~

The group signed to Columbia Records and released their debut single “Thank You” on January 15, 2013.

“Thank You” is a crossover between pop and hip hop.




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