Sunday, April 19, 2009

I heard on NPR this week that Procol Harum's 1967
Psychedelic melancholy classic "Whiter Shade of Pale"
is the most listened to song in public in England of all
time. That is to say, it has played more times, on more
jukeboxes, in more pubs than any other song in history.
In England. =} Hats off to them, it's a great song...


  1. When my children gave me my first ever iPod this past Christmas, this was the first song I downloaded...guess that means I have good taste! It's always been one of my all time favorites. I'm bummed I can't download it from iTunes to my new Blackberry, though. You'll have to help me out with that, I think!
    Love your blog...thanks for sharing! Mom

  2. I couldn't wait to get out of Somerville High School and into anyone's car to turn on the radio...and you know what was playing. Whiter Shade of Pale. It was a bit over-played and I couldn't stand the sound of it after a while...but then I had tickets to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1967, for the second time! Procol Harem "pales" in comparison!