Friday, May 18, 2007

Band Of The Week - Procol Harum

Another busy week is gone, time really flies now is my time for my selection of Band Of The Week for this weekend. This week I going to introduce you all Procol Harum.

First of all let's listen to my all time favorite from Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". I believe most of you listened to this song before, it's a big hit until now. Next will be another my favorite, "Simple Sister". Lastly another good tune from them, "A Salty Dog".

Click 'Play' to listen

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Procol Harum - Simple Sister

Procol Harum - A Salty Dog

About Procol Harum

Procol Harum are an English psychedelic rock band formed in 1960's. They also built a heavy foundation for what would become a progressive rock band.

Procol Harum

In early 1967, Brooker began working as a singer/songwriter and formed Procol Harum in April 1967 together with Keith Reid, Hammond organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Ray Royer and bassist David Knights. Session drummer Bill Eyden, producer Denny Cordell, and sound engineer Keith Grant.

The group recorded "A Whiter Shade of Pale". The song was officially released on May 12, 1967. With the sudden success of "A Whiter Shade of Pale", their label Deram Records became known as a premier progressive rock label.

They are best known for their hit single "A Whiter Shade of Pale", though they have had a devoted cult following throughout their career.

Procol Harum (Present)

Procol Harum - A Legendary Classic Rock Band!

Happy Weekend!!!


art... said...

a wonderful band... one of the best riffs ever done with a hammond b-3 organ on whiter shade...
one of my favs!


AceOne118 said...

Dis band gua catch no ball.

L B said...

One of the best evergreen songs ever ~ A White Shade of Pale...

nyonyapenang said...

wah.....'whiter shade of pale'....gua remember...gua sure remember....dancing to this slow number; but i never know the name of the band.
now i know lar. :D
thanks, kenny.

King's wife said...

I love A Whiter Shade of Pale too. Really evokes childhood memories for me. :)

FireHorse said...

Have a Great Weekend :o)

Rabbit said...

This one i also tarak tau! Tsk tsk!

Anonymous said...

Only three of the band in your pic are currently touring. new line up playing in London England in july 20 2007, the bands 40 year anniversay party. I found the bookingat

Kenny Ng said...

Yeah... me too.

U always catch no ball geh... LOL

U r right!

No problem... when I was small I also dunno who sang that :P

[king's wife]
Yeah... me too, I listen to it when I was small... can cry one this song when I listen.

Same to u :)

U tak rock ma... LOL

Thanks for your info. How wish I can see their live concert.

Cocka Doodle said...

Absolute wonderful song...A whiter shade of pale.

Brings back the good old days at Fujiya pub TTDI.

Iwan Sanchez said...

eh.. the band name maciam nama melayu...


Helen said...

I've heard the song but never of this band. Hmm, learned something today.. lol

Kenny Ng said...

That pub still exist or not? Yah, this song brings back lots of memory for everyone who listen to it old days.

Yalor... but they are not Malay la... LOL

Ha... same as nyonyapenang, nvm... still not too late :)

Nonnie King said...

Now I know it's call "A Whiter Shade of Pale"!

I love that song. Heard it in radio but never know what's the name.

Kenny Ng said...

[nonnie king]
Good to know right? So next time u can choose the song to listen easily.

_butt said...

a whiter shade of pale is nice.. wonder what does procol harum stands for..

Kenny Ng said...

I also dunno... u try search and see... hehehe

Simple American said...

Whiter Shade of Pale is definitely a classic. Some how I never bought their album. Need to go to iTunes. :)

Kenny Ng said...

[simple american]
That's the only famous from them, but to me they still have many nice songs.

TJ said...

I heard A Whiter Shade Of Pale on Astro Classic Rock ... but dont know who the hell was the band ... until end of last year.

Great song. Can I put your link on my blog?

Kenny Ng said...

Thanks for visiting here. Sure u can put my link up. Thanks

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