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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 […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

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

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 […]

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


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