C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Procol Harum

Flashback to 1967: The UK "Top of the Pops" show, featuring Procol Harum performing their signature hit, "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

Flashback to 1967: The UK "Top of the Pops" show, featuring Procol Harum performing their signature hit, "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

No one-hit wonder of the 1960s, the band created album after album of moody classics and became one of Great Britain's best art rock bands.

The band's unusual name has inspired many references in modern popular culture. The asteroid 14024 Procol Harum is named after the band, as is the orchid Procol Harum, a hybridisation of Cymbidium Mighty Sensation with Cymbidium Electric Ladyland. There is a rose named after A Whiter Shade Of Pale. The second book in Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker Trilogy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, was inspired by the song "Grand Hotel", from Procol Harum's album of the same name.

So, what's playing at your place tonight?

Procol Harum - Greatest Hits
Procol Harum - Greatest Hits
Artist: Procol Harum

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