Billy Joel pays tribute to Gary Brooker with emotional cover of 'A Whiter Shade of Pale'

Publish Date
Friday, 4 March 2022, 3:53PM

Billy Joel has paid an emotional tribute to Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, who passed away on February 19, with a mesmerising cover of the band's classic 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.'

Taking to the stage at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium, the Piano Man belted out his rendition of the 1967 single in celebration of the life of Brooker following a performance of his own song 'Only the Good Die Young.'

'A Whiter Shade of Pale' is one of the most commercially successful singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Brooker - Procol Harum's frontman, pianist, composer and lyricist for 55 years - passed away peacefully at home at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer. 

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