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Happy birthday to Roger Waters, born on 6 Sept 1943, singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a series of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, […]

4th August 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the […]

28th July 1945, Born on this day, Richard Wright keyboards, vocals, Pink Floyd (1973 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the US chart. 1979 UK and US No.1 single ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’. Wright died on 15th Sept 2008 aged […]

Pink Floyd played In Tampa 45 years ago tonight. “Dark Side of the Moon” had been released about 3 months earlier and they played all of it. Any of you there for this show? Read It Here!

18th May 1967, Pink Floyd started recording their forthcoming single ‘See Emily Play’ at Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea, London. Syd Barrett was inspired to write See Emily Play, by the ‘looning about’ of the early Pink Floyd fan Emily Young, (who is now a renowned sculptor). Guitarist David Gilmour, playing gigs in France with his […]

18th April 2013, Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon died aged 69. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse. In 2003, Thorgerson suffered a stroke, from which […]

Quick plug for our Pink Floyd – I Was There book by Richard Houghton. Nearly 400 eyewitness accounts from fans who saw Pink Floyd live in concert as well as colleagues and friends who all witnessed the rise: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pink-Floyd-Was-There-Accounts/dp/1911346253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510755668&sr=1-1&keywords=Pink+Floyd+I+Was+There Read it here

12th March 2006, Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo album On An Island. In 2009 UK radio station Planet Rock held a poll asking listeners to name the ‘Greatest Solo Album Written By A Former Band Member’. David Gilmour was voted into first […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Pink Floyd quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/pink_floyd_quiz Pink Floyd Quiz Pink Floyd Quiz Read it here

21st February 1967, Pink Floyd started their first sessions at the EMI Studios, St. John’s Wood, London on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, working on the song ‘Matilda Mother’. While Pink Floyd were recording their album with former Beatles engineer Norman Smith, The Beatles themselves were working in the studio […]


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