The Hit Songwriting Formula

A cutting edge fast track to writing great songs

On this Day May 25, 1967

Origin of article

Procol Harum’s 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). The first video for the song was shot in the ruins of Witley Court in Worcestershire, England. Directed by Peter Clifton whose insertion of Vietnam War newsreel footage caused it to be banned from airplay on the TV show. The band subsequently made another video.

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