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...
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...
Tonight, don't forget to tune in to BBC Two TV if you are in the UK (and certain parts of Europe): a 60 minute version of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii will be broadcast at 10.40pm, and will feature solo material alongside Pink Floyd classics. For more information, and to watch on demand after broadcast, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gtyhk
The next releases in the Pink Floyd vinyl collection are out today. 1981's A Collection of Great Dance Songs, and 1988's Delicate Sound of Thunder are now available - as with the other releases in the PF vinyl collection - in limited 180g heavyweight vinyl. They are in all good record stores today, or alternatively, online orders can be placed through https://lnk.to/ACOGDSLP and https://lnk.to/DSOTLP.
Just uncovered in the KQED vaults is an additional recording made during the KQED session - Pink Floyd running through Astronomy Domine: https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/11/14/pink-floyd-kqed-1970/#video
In 1967 the Floyd took part in this four-day festival, performing on this date after rescheduling from the 12th. This was so that they could get back from their US tour, and also due to some other acts cancelling. The set included Reaction in G, Scream Thy Last Scream, Set The Controls and Interstellar Overdrive...
It's T-Shirt Day...if you are wearing a Pink Floyd shirt, don't forget to post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #TShirtDay, and the UK's BBC Radio 6 Music will play music from the band, or if an album image, from that release, as part of their celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the day, until 7pm.
A year ago today, Nick Mason and Andy Jackson appeared at YouTube Space London, as part of an unveiling event for The Early Years box set, which was released two days later. Streamed live on the evening itself, you still have the opportunity to hear the thoughts of Andy and Nick about this substantial collection:
Tomorrow, the UK's BBC Radio 6 Music is celebrating 10 years of T Shirt Day. Between 7am-7pm they will play tracks based on what t-shirts their listeners are wearing, which will be shared with them via social media using #TShirtDay. Which Pink Floyd t-shirt are you thinking of wearing tomorrow? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lxwgv
Some advance notice for fans in the UK and certain parts of Europe: a 60 minute version of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii will be broadcast on BBC Two TV at 10.40pm on Saturday November 18th, and will feature solo material alongside Pink Floyd classics. More information will be at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gtyhk shortly.
Today in 1969 saw the release of the half-studio, half-live album Ummagumma, which took its unusual title from a Cambridge slang word for sex. Its Droste effect cover featured the album cover for the soundtrack of Gigi, but this was airbrushed out in some editions. Here's a reminder of the album, if you've not heard it for a while... https://lnk.to/Ummagumma
Today we mark the release of Meddle in 1971. Famously featuring a close-up of an ear underwater, with some ripples, on the standard cover, the reel-to-reel tape cover instead featured this unusual group shot.
For those in the south of England, up and around early tomorrow morning, you should be able to see Nick Mason taking part in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the world's longest running motoring event. More details at http://veterancarrun.com. Here's Nick in a previous year's event, having just passed the Houses of Parliament...
On this day 25 years ago, Pink Floyd released the Shine On box set, collecting together 7 of the studio albums on 9 CDs, postcards, an exclusive book, and a bonus CD, The Early Singles. This logo was created, which shows all the album titles - plus, the original title that the box set was potentially going to use. Do you know what it is?
In October 2004, Nick Mason published Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, to much acclaim. He has issued the occasional update; this year has seen a new edition published, pictured here, which can be bought from all good book stores and online retailers. This inside story of his life in the band is illuminating and humourous, and will give you a fresh perspective on many key events throughout the Floyd's history.
On this day in 1994, Pink Floyd played the final night of their run of dates at London's Earls Court, with 14,000 fans witnessing the final full-length Pink Floyd concert. With a set list that kicked off with Shine On You Crazy Diamond, took in a complete Dark Side of the Moon, and encored with Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell, it was quite a show - as was the whole of The Division Bell tour. This tour was immortalised by the UK's Royal Mail on one of their special commemorative Pink Floyd stamps.
A reminder: this Saturday (28th October) evening's episode of the UK's BBC Two television show, Front Row, is being presented by Cambridge classicist Mary Beard. During the show, Mary speaks to David Gilmour about his recent film Live at Pompeii, before David performs A Boat Lies Waiting, live in the studio. Photos: Polly Samson (Instagram: @pollysamson_official) For more details of the show, which starts at 7:30pm (UK time), visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dc8jp, which will also have the episode available to view, on demand, for 30 days following broadcast.