Procol Harum Keyboardist Wins Whiter Shade Of Pale High Court Case

Procol Harum Keyboardist Wins Whiter Shade Of Pale High Court Case

Procol Harum's former keyboardist Matthew Fisher won his case to have his contribution to 1967 No.1 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale" recognised on Thursday July 30.

A ruling by the House of Lords means that Fisher will now receive a share of future royalties for the track.

Baroness Hale, one of the five judges who heard Fisher's case commented: "As one of those people who do remember the '60s, I am glad that the author of that memorable organ part has at last achieved the recognition he deserves."

Another judge, Lord Hope added: "A person who has a good idea, as Mr. Fisher did when he composed the well-known organ solo that did so much to make the song in its final form such a success, is entitled to protect the advantage that he has gained from this and to earn his reward."

Fisher, said he was delighted to win the long-fought battle to claim credit alongside Procol Harum's songwriter Gary Brooker commenting:"this was about making sure everyone knew about my part in the authorship.

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