Procul Harem’s A Whiter Shade of Pale hit the number one spot 50 years ago this week.
Annie Lennox is one of hundreds of artists who covered the track, and making it the most covered rock song of all time.
We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
The crowd called out for more
And theroom was hummin’ harder
As the ceiling flew away
And when we called outfor another drink
But the waiter brought a tray
And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale.