Procol Harum at #1

Today in 1967, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit. ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ became the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009). Annie Lennox released the most widely known cover version on her 1995 album Medusa, taking the song to #16 in the UK and #101 in America.