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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 […]

Pink Floyd’s acclaimed 1973 classic “Dark Side of the Moon” has spent over 900 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. That’s over 16 (non-consecutive) years! Of all those weeks on the charts, the LP was only at #1, for one week. When the new Billboard Album Charts came out on April 26, 1973, DSOTM […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

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

Pink Floyd’s guitar master, David Gilmour has 72 candles on his birthday today. David was not an original member of the band as he was brought in to replace Syd Barrett. There are probably only a handful of guitarists who are almost instantly recognizable for their sound and David is one of them. Is there […]

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 […]

On Feb. 13, 1981, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” LP had been on the Billboard charts for 402 weeks. It was the longest that any rock album had ever been on the charts. By the time it finally left the chart on April. 23, 1988, it had been on for 724 weeks. Have […]


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