Sunday, September 24, 2017

The classical influence on rock and roll - Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale

Procol Harum's biggest hit is without doubt A Whiter Shade Of Pale.  The tune has essentially cribbed 100% from J.S. Bach's Air On The G String.  First Bach:



Now Procol Harum:

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Those melodies ARE part of most current music, whether admitted or not! :-D

Days of Broken Arrows said...

If you like this, check out the second half of the Move's "Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited" from "Shazam."

libertyman said...

As I recall some Pop tunes in the 60s and 70s used (stole?) classical themes as well.