A Whiter Shade of Tony, Cherie and Michael
Someone has written a book about a track that did well in the charts 45 years ago, drawing Tony Blair, Cherie Blair and Michael Howard into the narrative. Allegedly, when Tony and Cherie walked down the aisle on 29 March 1980, they chose to do so to the sound of A Whiter Shade of Pale, by Procol Harum.
The book that relays this information, which has ‘The Right Honourable The Lord Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC’ in its list of contributors, further reveals that A Whiter Shade Of Pale would have been played at the former Conservative leader’s wedding, except that playing music in the register office was not allowed. Anything else that you need to know about the track or the band can be found in ‘Procol Harum: The Ghosts Of A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, by Henry Scott-Irvine published by Omnibus Press.Tagged in: A Whiter Shade of Pale, cherie blair, Michael Howard, Procol Harum, tony blair
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