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A Whiter Shade Of Pale (ver. 1) by Keith Reid - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is a song by the British band Procol Harum. The single reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. The song was included on the original U.S. release of the Procol Harum album, but not on the UK version. Keith Reid (born Keith Stuart Brian Reid, 19 October 1946, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) is a songwriter who wrote the lyrics of every Procol Harum song that is not a cover. For many years he resided in the United States. Although he did not sing or play an instrument, lyricist Reid was a pivotal element to the long-term success of Procol Harum, teaming with vocalist/composer Gary Brooker to write all of the group's material. Reid left school at the age of 15 and soon began writing lyrics, inspired primarily by Bob Dylan. Through Island Records chief Chris Blackwell, Reid was introduced to R&B impresario.    Download this sheet!
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Keith Reid (born Keith Stuart Brian Reid, 19 October 1946, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) is a songwriter who wrote the lyrics of every Procol Harum song that is not a cover. For many years he resided in the United States. Although he did not sing or play an instrument, lyricist Reid was a pivotal element to the long-term success of Procol Harum, teaming with vocalist/composer Gary Brooker to write all of the group's material. Reid left school at the age of 15 and soon began writing lyrics, inspired primarily by Bob Dylan. Through Island Records chief Chris Blackwell, Reid was introduced to R&B impresario Guy Stevens, who in turn introduced him to fledgling composer Brooker in 1966. The two began collaborating, and upon compiling a number of songs set about assembling a band to record their material; with the Procol Harum line-up in place, they first recorded "A Whiter Shade of Pale", which set Reid's surreal lyrics to a Brooker melody inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach. The single topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in mid 1967, going on to sell over six million copies worldwide. For his efforts, Reid was credited as an official.
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