Happy Birthday to Gary Brooker! English singer, songwriter and pianist was born in Hackney, London and grew up in the seaside resort of Southend On Sea, Essex, England. He is a founding member of the band Procol Harum, a classic rock group, who have played and influenced a wide variety of musical styles.
Procol Harum was formed in 1967, and recorded a #1 single (in UK etc., #5 in US) straight away. That song is "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", which is still their most popular creation, and our 'Today's Tune' for today.
Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (1967)
Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" Live (2004)
From Procol Harum's 'Live At The Union Chapel' (London)