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A Whiter Shade Of Pale Most Played Song In Public For 75 Years
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A Whiter Shade Of Pale Most Played Song In Public For 75 Years

A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Procol Harum's iconic single which spent six weeks at the top of the charts in 1967, has been revealed as the most played song in public places over the last 75 years, in a chart broadcast today on BBC Radio 2.

The chart, presented by Rob Brydon in the three-hour countdown programme The People's Chart, was compiled by music licensing company PPL to mark their 75th anniversary.

Procol Harum who came top were followed by Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker says: "It's a great and unsought honour that A Whiter Shade Of Pale is No.1 in this unique chart. It isn't something I could have remotely imagined when I wrote the song and then made that legendary recording with Procol Harum all those years ago!

"Every musician and singer hopes to reach out and communicate to the audience, so it means a great deal that the record has such an indefinable popularity and lasting appeal."

Procol Harum have released a re-mastered version of the bands debut album release with another eleven bonus tracks of rare and unreleased recordings.. more here
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