GOOD NEWS. We have been able to obtain the services of Pink Floyd Fanatic Sean Pincombe who will be making occasional news contributions to this site. In future weeks we may be seeking further contributors, so keep an eye open for that if you are interested. Thanks for all the support you have shown over the last little while, I’m really flattered to think a whole bunch of Floyd fans have seen fit to write, including some VERY close to the band.
The news that David Gilmour will auction 120 instruments from his awe-inspiring gear collection this June pretty much broke the guitar internet. Now the Pink Floyd man has announced a three-part podcast series – The David Gilmour Podcast – in which he discusses the collection’s highlights with host Matt Everitt.
The episodes will be released weekly beginning Friday 31 May ahead of the auction itself, which will take place on 20 June at Christie’s Auction House in New York.
Episode one (31 May) will focus on his 1969 Black Strat, which was first purchased in New York in 1970 and was extensively modded by Gilmour. It has been used throughout his career ever since, most notably on the solo for Comfortably Numb, not to mention Money and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Gilmour’s tech Phil Taylor literally wrote a book about this guitar’s history.
The second episode (7 June) will see Gilmour demo and discuss two Martin instruments – including a 1971 Martin D-12-28 – collectively dubbed the Wish You Were Here acoustics, due to their use on Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic.
The third and final instalment of the series is due 14 June and looks at Gimour’s White 1954 Strat. Noted for its 0001 serial number (although it was not actually the very first Strat off the line), it was previously owned by legendary pickup guru Seymour Duncan.
In 1984, Dave Harris of Fashion and Richard Wright of Pink Floyd released the album Identity under the name Zee.
Garrett and Tom from Triple Threat interview Dave Harris about the making of the album and the new re-released Identity 2019 album.
Released today is the long anticipated re-release edition of the 1984 Zee Identity album.
Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, a duo partnership consisting of Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. Wright later stated that he felt Identity was an “experimental mistake” that should never have been released. The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris.
The album makes heavy use of the Fairlight CMI, a musical synthesizer popularized in the 1980s. This creates a very electronic sound that persists through every track.
The new re-release features the album fully remastered in stunning audio quality, Digital transfers of the original demo ideas and a new previously unreleased demo track that was never finished until now.
When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died aged 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a music publisher, manager and agent, Morrison had represented the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam, Wham! and many others. He was also the founder and owner of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.
In this candid and outspoken book, Morrison reveals the true stories behind why Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd once bit his finger to the bone, the Pretty Things were banned for life from New Zealand, and he became involved with the Kray Twins. He also tells how The Jam kissed goodbye to success in the USA, he received death threats when Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees, and signing a publishing deal with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham!
Spanning the golden age of British rock ‘n’ roll from the 60s to the 80s, this is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping, East End entrepreneur, with a passion for art and design, fashion, music and polo.
Congratulations, Nick, who received his CBE yesterday. On being awarded the honour, Nick said that he was “honoured and delighted” but “just surprised that the Award is given for services to music rather than to the used car trade!“
Pink Floyd transformed the history of music forever. Now you can experiance there existance It with the official Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains exhibition which is now open in Madrid.
Much more than a Pink Floyd concert. An audiovisual and sound journey through the extraordinary universe of one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. The music, the image and the staging of the band from its debut in the 60s to the present
As of May 10th the exhibition is running in Espacio 5.1, Ifema, Madrid from may 10th right through until september 15th 2019.
This exhibition proposes a multi-sensory journey through half a century’s history of the acclaimed British rock group, Pink Floyd. The exhibition features photographs, videos, cover designs, unique objects and, of course, a selection of the best music through the different stages of this iconic and eclectic group.
With over 350 objects, the exhibition presents objects that are on display in an exhibition for the first time ever, such as handwritten song lyrics, stage elements or musical instruments. Many of them were held in recording studios or private collections.
The journey is chronological and accompanies visitors with the music and words of the band members. It includes characteristic elements of the 1960s, such as an original painting of Syd Barrett or Richard Wright’s personalised device to balance sound through a joystick. From the 1970s, there are various musical instruments, such as the Fender Custom Telecaster from the recording of Animals; the comic used as a programme in 1974; a recreation of the inflatables from The Wall or the teacher’s wand.
For the 1980s and 1990s, the reconstructions of the intelligent minds of The Division Bell and the light bulb suit on the cover jacket of Delicate Sound of Thunder, whose photo was taken close to Madrid.
After fascinating hundreds of thousands of visitors in cities like London, Rome or Dortmund, the exhibition is visiting Madrid (Space 5.1 IFEMA – Feria de Madrid) to immerse the group’s fans and music lovers in general, in the fascinating universe of the band responsible for such revolutionary albums as The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) or The Wall (1979).
Pink Floyd is considered to be one of the best rock bands ever and a cultural icon of the 20th century. Many of its songs and albums have been pioneers of emerging musical movements from the 1960s and 1970s, such as psychedelic or spatial rock and progressive and symphonic rock. The philosophical background of its songs, the innovative covers of its albums and its spectacular live concerts also marked a before and after in music.