Over 70,000 fans attended this open-air festival on the island of Grün near Germersheim, Germany, in 1972, to see quite a diverse line-up. Pink Floyd performed on the 21st; some of the advertised acts didn't appear, others were unannounced, and the venue changed after this poster was printed...
Today, 50 years ago, Pink Floyd started recording See Emily Play at Sound Techniques recording studio in London's Chelsea. Pink Floyd were filmed by Peter Whitehead recording at this converted dairy early in the band's career, capturing them running through Interstellar Overdrive (recently released as part of Record Store Day) and, as Whitehead booked two hours, the band had some spare time, so came up with Nick's Boogie on the spot...
Here's David Gilmour visiting The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, now open at London's V&A and running until the start of October...if you haven't yet, you can order your tickets through http://po.st/PFE. Photo: Polly Samson (https://www.instagram.com/pollysamson_official/)
On this day in 1971, Relics - A Bizarre Collection of Antiques and Curios - was released as a compilation album, with a hand-drawn cover by Nick Mason. With yesterday's opening of #TheirMortalRemains: The Pink Floyd Exhibition, we hope that some of you have already been able to explore the collection of antiques and curios on display at the V&A in London (or will be going soon).
Have you noticed the faces at the window? Here's Nick Mason loading the band's Bedford van (without the help of the others, it seems). You get to start your journey through the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains by entering a replica of this van... http://po.st/PFE Picture from the Pink Floyd Archive
"The sound resounds around the icy waters underground..." Did the lyric from Astronomy Domine help inspire the Azimuth Co-ordinator? You can see this iconic piece of equipment, put together by the boffins at Abbey Road, at the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains. Tickets/information: http://po.st/PFE © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
How quickly ten years passes...on this day, 2007, the concert for Syd Barrett, Madcap's Last Laugh, took place at the Barbican in London, with Roger Waters performing in the first half, and David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright in the second. Here's the programme, which you can still download and print off: https://www.barbican.org.uk/media/events/5653sydprogfinal.pdf.
Roger Waters draws the teacher which inspired the character. See a full size Teacher puppet and much more at the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains – tickets are now on sale for the exhibition, which starts on May 13th and runs for 20 weeks. http://po.st/PFE Picture: © Roger Waters 1978
A poster promoting The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, 1967. Tickets for the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains, which starts on Saturday (May 13th), are selling fast - get yours now. http://po.st/PFE Picture: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
"YOU! Yes, you...STAND STILL LADDIE!" The punishment book and cane used on Roger Waters when he was at school, on display at the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains – tickets are now on sale for the exhibition, which starts on May 13th and runs for 20 weeks. Tickets/info: http://po.st/PFE Picture: ©Pink Floyd Music Ltd
Pink Floyd played the first of two nights at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall on this day in 1972, presenting an early version of The Dark Side of the Moon, along with songs such as One of These Days, Eugene, and Echoes.
Blue Abstract by Syd Barrett, circa 1964. Amongst the many gems on display at the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains which opens on May 13th and runs for 20 weeks. Tickets: http://po.st/PFE © Syd Barrett Family Ltd
An alternate shot from Vic Singh's photo sessions for the Piper cover, on display with much more at the Pink Floyd Exhibition #TheirMortalRemains – tickets are now on sale for the exhibition, which starts on May 13th and runs for 20 weeks. http://po.st/PFE Picture © Pink Floyd Music Ltd photo by Vic Singh