On the evening of June 16th, The V&A Museum in London hosted its Pink Floyd Weekender, Which consisted of three days of special events, music and performance taking place across the Museum, to celebrate The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.
The event included painting, pop up performances, film screenings and hands-on workshops, there was everything from relaxing music in the museum cafe, guitar workshops, and a fascinating sounding study day with participation from the likes of Nick Mason and Peter Wynne Willson!
AFG are looking to do a review for this event and are asking anyone who attended to please get in touch
Fewer things add more value to a collectible car than a celebrity’s name scrawled in the log book.
So expect to pay big bucks if you want to get your hands on some of the cars up for auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a week’s time.
That’s because the lot list includes an incredibly rare Ferrari F40 that was formerly driven by Pink Floyd guitarist and platinum-selling solo artist David Gilmour
Gilmour’s Ferrari F40 is one of the highly collectible early generation cars.
You can tell by the sliding side windows – newer versions had manual wind-down windows.
Ferrari F40s are selling for silly money these days – a low mileage example sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction last year for £1million.
Bonhams would expect this car to achieve something similar (though it has refused to put an estimate on this collector’s item) as it was first owned by Pink Floyd singer and guitarist, David Gilmour.
David and then band mate Nick Mason went to pick their matching F40s up from Ferrari’s Fiorano test track shortly after performing in Modena as part of a 1988 tour – the pair then enjoyed a trip across Europe back to the UK in Italian stallion formation.
The release of Roger Waters’ new LP, Is This the Life We Really Want?, has been temporarily blocked in Italy after an Italian artist claimed the cover art plagiarizes his work, The cover, which features a body of text redacted with black ink, leaving only the album title, copies his trademark “erasure” technique.
A Milan judge temporarily blocked the album’s digital and physical sales ahead of a hearing on June 27.
Terry from T-Mak World has been in touch to let us know that he has conducted a new interview with non other than Dave Kilminster, Dave is a long standing member of Rogers touring band and his been on every tour since the 2006 – 2008 Dark Side Of The Moon Tour.
From Dave Himself “Ok, this is undoubtedly the most honest and revealing interview that I’ve ever done… and it’s also very possible that it might upset a few people, so apologies in advance!!”
Music writer Richard Houghton has sent us an email in and has asked for fans of Pink Floyd to get in touch to help him write a people’s history of the group. Richard – who has already compiled similar books about The Beatles, The Who and the Rolling Stones – is trying to tell the story of Pink Floyd in the words of fans who were there. He is looking to hear from fans of the band from any era, but is particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw them in the Sixties or Seventies.
Richard said: ‘I’m hoping to tell the band’s story in a slightly different way, to create an oral history of Pink Floyd. I’ve collected over a hundred stories so far, including some great Syd era memories, but I’d like to hear from anyone who’s seen the band. I’m interested in what people remember of the first show they saw but also how they became a Floyd fan and what their favourite album or track is.’
Richard’s book, entitled Pink Floyd – I Was There, is scheduled for publication by Red Planet Books in Spring 2018.
A blue plaque to commemorate former student Syd Barrett, one of the founder members of Pink Floyd, has been unveiled outside the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University’s campus on East Road.
The plaque was unveiled on BBC Music Day on Thursday, 15 June by members of Syd’s family, including his sister Rosemary. The unveiling was broadcast live by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Jeremy Sallis’s Lunchtime Live show.
Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett, was born in 1946 and died in 2006. It is thought he picked up the nickname Syd as a 12 year old. He met fellow Pink Floyd members Roger Waters at primary school in Cambridge and David Gilmour, also a former Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology student, as a teenager.
By the time Syd attended the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, which is now part of the Cambridge School of Art and Anglia Ruskin University, he was already known on the local music scene.
David Harvey, editor of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, said:
“Syd Barrett is one of the UK’s most iconic musicians of our time. It’s a real privilege to be honouring a true music legend and we’re going to do it in style, with a live broadcast from Anglia Ruskin University.”
The plaque was one of a number unveiled across the country to mark BBC Music Day. The final list, covering a wide range of musical genres from pop, to rock, folk and classical, was whittled down from BBC Local Radio listeners’ suggestions made up of music industry experts and BBC representatives.