Friday, February 01, 2013

This day in music - February 1, 1967: Pink Floyd signs with EMI

By Michael J.W. Stickings

And the rest, as they say, is history. A long, wonderful, glorious history. (If only the remaining three -- David, Roger, and Nick -- would get back together, if only briefly. Alas. But at least we had Live8.)

Here they are on that day -- Roger, Nick, Syd, and Richard in the pre-David days -- jumping for joy, 46 years ago today:

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  • I read that when Pink Floyd was recording their debut album at EMI/Abbey Road studios in 1967, The Beatles were just down the hallway, recording the "Pepper" album. Quite a lot of creative genius activity going on, under one roof.

    By Blogger Marc McDonald, at 3:15 AM  

  • Yes, that's true. And how amazing to have been there. Of course, no one knew what would become of this weird psychedelic band.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 12:37 AM  

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