Έφυγε από τη ζωή σε ηλικία 76 ετών από την επάρατη νόσο, ο σπουδαίος Βρετανός τραγουδιστής, μουσικός πιανίστας, συνθέτης, ιδρυτής και αρχηγός του rock συγκροτήματος των Procol Harum, ο Gary Brooker. Γεννήθηκε και πέθανε στο Λονδίνο. Επαγγελματίας μουσικός ήταν και ο πατέρας του.

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Procol Harum

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
The crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

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

She said “there is no reason”
And the truth is plain to see
But I wandered through my playing cards
Would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might have just as well’ve been closed

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

And so it was that later

Τραγουδοποιοί: Gary Brooker / Keith Reid / Matthew Fisher