Billy Joel took a moment during his show in Las Vegas over the weekend to pay tribute to Gary Brooker, the Procol Harum singer who passed away on February 19 at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer.
Joel covered the Procol Harum classic “Whiter Shade of Pale” during his gig at the Allegiant Arena on February 26, which was captured in the fan-shot footage below.
Ultimate Classic Rock noted that before Joel’s cover, he said to the crowd, “A great singer and piano player just passed away. Gary Brooker from Procol Harum. He was a big hero of mine. This was a song that came out during the summer of love.”