Pink Floyd – A Fleeting Glimpse https://www.pinkfloydz.com By The Fans - For The Fans - Est. June 1998 Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:11:58 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 David Gilmours Black Strat On Display As Part Of Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock and Roll https://www.pinkfloydz.com/david-gilmours-black-strat-on-display-as-part-of-cleveland-rock-roll-hall-of-fames-new-exhibit-play-it-loud-instruments-of-rock-and-roll/ Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:53:23 +0000 https://www.pinkfloydz.com/?p=24953 Now Open at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock and Roll, gives Continue reading →

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Now Open at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock and Roll, gives music fans the rare opportunity to examine every crack, scratch and pick scrape of these iconic instruments. The up-close look at these otherworldly objects elevates the instruments but also proves them to be flawed, tactile hunks of wood.

Curated in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of New York City, the three-floor exhibit features more than 130 of the most famous instruments of the 20th Century’s most significant art and cultural movement. It’s the largest single exhibit the museum on the lake has ever displayed, and the pieces range from the first Fender guitar in 1949 to Jerry Lee Lewis’ Petite Grand Piano, to more modern tools of rock and pop, such as Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello’s innovative pedalboard rig.

These are the actual guitars — that’s the actual guitar that Chuck Berry recorded ‘Johnny B. Goode with,’” Rock Hall president Greg Harris noted. “When you see these instruments that made the songs, you remember who you were with, the greatest road trip of your life and the time your heart was broken. The energy is there.



The Black Strat 

In early 2019 Gilmour announced he would auction many of his guitars for charity, including the Black Strat and the #0001 Strat. On June 20, 2019, the Black Strat sold for a price of US$3,975,000, becoming the most expensive guitar ever sold at that time. The guitar was purchased by guitar collector and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.[

Jim has very kindly put the iconic blackstrat on display as part of the new exhibit.

It’s hard to believe the guitar that sat in the dirt with David Gilmour during Pink Floyd’s Pompeii performance sold for nearly $4 million dollars, making the 1969 Fender Stratocaster with a maple cap fretboard the most expensive guitar ever sold. But examining every inch of the two-sided display proves the guitar heard on The Dark Side of the Moon remains in impeccable shape with gorgeous, natural relic, or wear on the wood from Gilmour’s playing hand.

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Roger Waters : Vera Lynn & Bring The Boys Back Home Video As Part Of His Online “Encores” Collection https://www.pinkfloydz.com/roger-waters-vera-lynn-bring-the-boys-back-home-video-as-part-of-his-online-encores-collection/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:28:30 +0000 https://www.pinkfloydz.com/?p=24938 A note from Roger: ” This is the third of our Encores from the Us and Them tour. This is the first one with any overdubs, not an easy trick to pull off remotely, luckily the Band are all brilliant. Continue reading →

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A note from Roger:

This is the third of our Encores from the Us and Them tour. This is the first one with any overdubs, not an easy trick to pull off remotely, luckily the Band are all brilliant.

Vera.
The Vera in question is Vera Lynn. She was an English singer, songwriter, very popular during the Second World War. Her biggest hit was “We’ll meet again”. She was widely known as the “Forces’ Sweetheart”. Our Vera, who is very fondly remembered back in Blighty, died six weeks ago aged 103. So she had a bloody good innings, bless her.

Bring the boys back home.
My father never came home, but at least in 1944 he really was fighting to defend his home. Not like now. Now the boys fight and die in colonial wars so some rich asshole can get richer. If it were up to me I’d bring ’em all home tomorrow.

Love
R.

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Jon Carin : Debuts New Single “Like A Drug” With a Global Digital Release https://www.pinkfloydz.com/jon-carin-debuts-new-single-like-a-drug-with-a-global-digital-release/ Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:31:12 +0000 https://www.pinkfloydz.com/?p=24923 Jon Carin a Grammy Award winning musician, singer, songwriter and producer who has been a longtime collaborator with  Pink Floyd and the solo careers of David Gilmour and Roger Waters has been incredibly busy these last few months, He has Continue reading →

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Jon Carin a Grammy Award winning musician, singer, songwriter and producer who has been a longtime collaborator with  Pink Floyd and the solo careers of David Gilmour and Roger Waters has been incredibly busy these last few months,

He has been putting in preperations for the upcoming Roger Waters : This Is Not A Drill Tour which was originally planned for July 2020 and has now been pushed back until 2021 with new dates still to be announced.

With the unexpected global lockdown due to the current Covid 19 situation Jon has found himself in his studio writing and creating music and we are very excited that 2 songs that have circulated from this have been released online in digital form.

The First single to be released back on 9th of May 2020 is entitled : Fear Of Everything written with the intention that it felt related to what the world is going through at the moment and keeping in mind that the greatest way to overcome fear is to acknowledge it.

You can read and listen to Jon’s “Fear Or Everything” release in our previous news article by Clicking Here


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In Jons own words “Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, Dexamethasone, Propofol, swimming pool cleaner ? This song deals with none of these things.

Alcohol, drugs, food, sex, 24-hour cable TV news, mental chatter, racism, greed, hatred, fear  This song may deal with some of these things.

Is there a vaccine to inoculate us from self destruction & stupidity ? Yes, self awareness, consciousness, education, empathy, kindness, respect for the rules of nature & love of each and every one of our fellow man. The work.

Life is the gift.

Written with extremely talented Boston based singer songwriter Brendan Little.

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Pink Floyd: The Wall Director Alan Parker Dies At Age 76 https://www.pinkfloydz.com/pink-floyd-the-wall-director-alan-parker-dies-at-age-76/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:47:52 +0000 https://www.pinkfloydz.com/?p=24916 British director, Alan Parker has passed away at the age of 76. It was reported that he had been suffering from an unnamed long term illness. Parker is well known for directing the Pink Floyd: The Wall that had raving reviews. Variety Continue reading →

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British director, Alan Parker has passed away at the age of 76.

It was reported that he had been suffering from an unnamed long term illness.

Parker is well known for directing the Pink Floyd: The Wall that had raving reviews. Variety had once described the film as “an eye-popping dramatization of an audio storyline. Being a visual translation of a so-called ‘concept’ album, pic works extremely well in carrying over the somber tone of the LP.”

Afterwards, Parker went on to earn the second of two Oscar nominations for his 1988 film, Mississippi Burning and was similarly honoured for the iconic 1978 Midnight Express. He also went on to direct the The Commitments and Evita (1996).

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