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.
Confusion Over V&A Exhibit Resolved
Earlier this month we reported that there was to be an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) called ‘You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-70’. (See Original Report) This exhibition opens Sept 10 and will include some Pink Floyd Exhibits, as well as other major artists from that period. Tickets For Event
We also stated that Some of the ground work for the V&A show has already been done. In 2014, a Pink Floyd retrospective organised by one of Italy’s biggest music promoters was abandoned following a reported dispute over fees and intellectual property rights. A worldwide tour of hundreds of exhibits, including designs and recordings, had been planned. A giant inflatable pig, featured on the cover of Animals, and the stage sculpture of The Wall are among artefacts that are now likely to come to the V&A instead.
Well it seems somebody was quick off the mark with the original press release, because it has now been revealed that ‘Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains’ (Yes, the Exhibition that was originally planned for Milan) will be a MAJOR Stand Alone Exhibition at the V&A from 13 May to 1 October 2017.
The exhibition will be an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 60s through to the present day. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands who are recognised as one of the top selling artists of all time. Aubrey Powell curates alongside Paula Stanton for Pink Floyd and, for the V&A, a team lead by Senior Curator Victoria Broackes. The curators have worked in close consultation with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason on the content of the exhibition, which will feature over 350 artefacts spanning the band’s five decades, alongside material from the V&’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance. TICKETS
Neil Young has revealed the 2016 lineup for his annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. Now in its 30th year, the annual event benefits the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. This year’s benefit takes place October 22nd and 23rd at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California,
Roger Waters, Metallica, and Dave Matthews headline this year’s lineup alongside My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson, Cage the Elephant, Norah Jones, and case/lang/veirs (Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs). Young himself will also take the stage accompanied by his new band, Promise of the Real.
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10 AM PDT.