Gary Brooker of Procul Harum dies

Great singer and songwriter. Most notably “A Whiter Shade of Pale”.

He has permanently turned a whiter shade of pale.

Damn. Just last night I was telling my wife that Novum (2017 release) pretty damn good.

Though he hoped for something to find, he could see no maze to unwind.

Not-so-well-known-but-no-less-exceptional Procol Harum songs (sung by Mr. Brooker):

Was probably still a better singer than 99.99999% of us on his last day.

One of the most epic songs of all time. Whiter Shade pulls you in, slows you down, makes you feel humble, even though I’m not sure why. I guess it’s the story: Skipped the light fandango, turn cartwheels across the floor…

You just gotta know where the story goes… and I’m not even sure, but we’ve all felt this at some point.

RIP, Mr. Brooker. And thank you.

The first proper rock concert I went to, back in 1973 was Procol Harum. And they must have become fed up with playing Whiter Shade of Pale, as they didn’t play it, even as an encore!
Took me until their 50th Anniversary tour to see them again and this time around they did play it!