90 Miles From Tyranny : 15 Brain-Melting Pink Floyd Facts And Figures

Monday, February 24, 2014

15 Brain-Melting Pink Floyd Facts And Figures

1. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright all initially met as architecture students at London Polytechnic in 1963.

Syd Barrett joined later and left his other musical projects once he reconnected with Roger Waters, his childhood friend, after moving to London for art school. Moreover, Waters and Mason couldn’t read actual music, so they used architectural diagrams when physically laying out the arrangements of their songs.

2. Lead singer Syd Barrett named the band by fusing together the names of two East Coast blues men known for their bass-driven finger-picking style of play – Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

3. The band was signed to their first record deal with EMI in 1967 – a mere month after recording their first single, “Arnold Layne.”

The band was signed to their first record deal with EMI in 1967 – a mere month after recording their first single, "Arnold Layne."
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4. Their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, was recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 – directly adjacent to The Beatles, who were recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time.

Their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn , was recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 – directly adjacent to The Beatles, who were recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time.
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5. The band headlined the first-ever live concert in London’s Hyde Park on June 29, 1968.

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Other bands on the bill included T. Rex and Jethro Tull.
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