Floyd

15 Sept 1975, Pink Floyd released their ninth studio album Wish You Were Here in the UK. The album which explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline peaked at No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic and went on to spend a total of 84 weeks on the […]

Happy 77th birthday to Roger Waters, born 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, […]

1st Sept 1976, Wish You Were Here was close to spending one year on the UK chart. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork […]

4 Aug 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 […]

2 Aug 1976, Peter “Puddy” Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on the groups The Dark Side Of The Moon album. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/pink-floyd-the-dark-side-of-the-moon/ Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon | This Day In Music No-one in 1973 could have imagined that an album […]

21 July 1990, Roger Waters' The Wall took place at the Berlin Wall in Potzdamer Platz, Berlin to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Over 350,000 people attended and the event was broadcast live throughout the world, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O’Connor and others […]

14 July 1982, The movie premier for Pink Floyd's The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd "Pink" Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/l…/another-brick-in-the-wall/ Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall | […]

28 June 1997, The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side Of The Moon spent its 1056th week on the US album chart. It was rumoured at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie's […]

20 June 2019, David Gilmour’s guitar collection set several auction records when nearly 130 instruments went up for bid at Christie’s in New York. The former Pink Floyd frontman’s most iconic instrument, the so-called Black Strat, fetched $3,975,000. Other items sold included a 1954 Fender Stratocaster with the serial number 0001, which was used on […]

14 June 1987 – Pink Floyd, 30 hired hands moved 800 rented NHS beds onto Saunton Sands in North Devon for Storm Thorgerson to shoot what would be the cover of the forthcoming Pink Floyd album ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’. Rain interrupted the shoot and the team were forced to repeat the exercise two […]


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