PINK FLOYD Topped The UK Singles Chart With ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

15 December 2019

Band: Pink Floyd
Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
B-side: One Of My Turns
Note 1: Topped the UK Singles Chart on 15 December 1979 – 40 years ago
Note 2: It was the band’s first single since ‘Point Me At The Sky’ from 1968
Note 3: The singing children were from Islington Green School in North London
Note 4: The single was a massive success worldwide

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control

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PINK FLOYD Released Massive Hit Single ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

23 November 2019

Band: Pink Floyd
Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
B-side: One Of My Turns
Released: 23 November 1979 – 40 years ago
Note 1: It was the band’s first single since ‘Point Me At The Sky’ from 1968
Note 2: The singing children were from Islington Green School in North London
Note 3: The single went to No 1 in the UK and the US & several other countries

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control

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33 Years Ago PINK FLOYD Decided To Continue Without ROGER WATERS…

11 November 2019

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On 11 November 1986, 33 years ago today PINK FLOYD announced in a press statement that the band decided to continue using the name ‘Pink Floyd‘ without Roger Waters who left the band the year before in 1985 and that they were recording a new album.

Guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour said afterward “By 1984, Roger had very obviously decided that enough was enough for him. And I hadn’t decided that enough was enough for me. So I imagine I thought, ‘Yes, we’ll go back to doing Floyd.’”

Drummer and co-founder Nick Mason remembers: “I think David led on the idea of continuing. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to carry on – I did – but I don’t think I cared as much
as David did. We’d be partly in the studios and partly in the lawyers’ office – ‘Was Roger going to injunct?’ And the answer was, of course he couldn’t, because he’d left the band, and 
the one thing clear in all our contractual arrangements was that if someone left, they left, and the band continued without them… That gave David and me the authority to carry on.”

Finally, after all the legal battles, the new PINK FLOYDGilmour, Mason and Richard
Wright
– released triumphant longplayer ‘A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON’ in 1987…

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Picture This…

Here’s, probably the one and only cow that ever topped the UK Albums Chart. This
Holstein Friesian cow was on the front cover of PINK FLOYD‘s fifth album called
ATOM HEART MOTHER , the band’s first No 1 LP in the UK hitting the top spot on
24 October 1970, 49 years ago today. I actually wonder what her name was…

Here’s the cow’s symphonic music…

Picture This…

Pink Floyd started a 15-night run at Earls Court in London on 12 Oct 1994, 25 years ago today. Less than a minute after the band had started playing ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, a scaffolding stand holding 1200 fans. Ninety-six people were injured, with 36 needing hospital treatment. The show was immediately cancelled and re-scheduled.

Here’s the concert poster…

PINK FLOYD Released Stunning Debut Album ‘THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN’ 52 Years Ago…

4 August 2019

This day 52 years ago, on 4 August 1967, art-rock legends PINK FLOYD launched their debut LP, the stunning ‘THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN’. An indefectible, influential psychedelic classic with most of the songs written by troubled genius Syd Barrett. A year later he was fired for his erratic and uncontrollable behavior due to too many drugs.

NME‘s review: ” ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ has inspired plenty of people – Blur, The Coral, Klaxons, The Horrors, Devendra Banhart, pretty much every Home Counties art-school band ever – which makes it all the more ironic that one of the few bands that haven’t copied it is
Pink Floyd themselves. It’s down to one man, of course: before he lost his mind, Pink Floyd’s main songwriter was Syd Barrett, a sensitive, good-looking middle-class art student from Cambridge. His songs on ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ assemble a cast of cats, silver
shoes, unicorns, mice called Gerald, bikes, gnomes and the I Ching, and put them to some
of the most inventive and surprising psychedelic music ever recorded.”

Score: 9/10 – full review here

Album in full…

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Back sleeve

PINK FLOYD Released Second Longplayer ‘A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS’ 53 Years Ago…

29 June 2019

This day 53 years ago, on 28 June 1966 space rock legends PINK FLOYD released their second album ‘A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS‘. The last on which co-founder Syd Barrett appeared on (only one of the songs – Jugband Blues – he played on ended up on the LP). He became, due to his drugs influenced behavior, unmanageable and was replaced during recordings by David Gilmour.

ALL MUSIC wrote: “A transitional album on which the band moved from Syd Barrett’s relatively concise and vivid songs to spacy, ethereal material with lengthy instrumental passages. The band begin to map out the dark and repetitive pulses that would characterize their next few records”.

Album in full…

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Picture This…

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) SAN FRANCISCO Photo of PUNKS and CONCERT POSTERS and DEAD KENNEDYS, Concert poster (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)