At this point in February 1968, Pink Floyd were doing performances for a number of European TV stations, and on this day, were in Paris for Bouton Rouge, on ORTF2 TV. They ran through Astronomy Domine, Flaming, Set The Controls and Let There Be More Light; ORTF broadcast the recording four days later...
Today in 1988, David Gilmour, along with the rest of the Floyd touring band (but no Richard or Nick) performed the second of a couple of "secret" little aftershow gigs in front of 200 each night at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, Melbourne, during the Australian leg of the Momentary Lapse tour. Billed as "The Fishermen's", they did a cover version set including Superstition, I Shot The Sheriff, Pick Up The Pieces, and Reeling In The Years. [Picture credit: venue]
Set The Controls… The first part of MOJO magazine's 2-part Pink Floyd special collectors' edition is on sale now in UK shops. 132 pages of in-depth interviews, stories and photos, tracing the Floyd's journey from the earliest days of the band, through to 1973's The Dark Side Of The Moon. Part Two will be out in April, and takes the story from 1974 to the present day, including an interview with Nick Mason that was published in the normal monthly edition of MOJO in 2017. To buy online, worldwide, visit http://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/MOJO
This weekend is the final opportunity to see The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at its current home in Dortmund, Germany. Limited tickets are still available; more details of where to get them from, and information regarding the exhibition, can be found at https://pinkfloydexhibition.de
A ticket and pass for the first of the original Pink Floyd The Wall concerts. The original advert for the first batch of shows (on February 7th, 8th and 9th, 1980) noted that "due to the complexity of these concerts including quadraphonic sound, special effects and animated film, seats will be limited" and made it clear that it would only be performed in LA and New York.
What songs (or albums) would you start a young Floyd fan with to set them on the road to a deeper understanding of the band? What would you recommend they listen to first? http://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/Essential
Christie's in New York is auctioning highlights from the personal guitar collection of David Gilmour on 20 June 2019. Comprising more than 120 guitars, Gilmour's collection focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender models including Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, led by a guitar as iconic and recognisable as the historic performances for which it was used - the 1969 Black Stratocaster. Detailing the musical history of one of the world's most influential guitarists, the sale will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of guitars to be offered at auction. All sale proceeds will benefit charitable causes. Estimates range from $300 to $150,000, appealing to a wide spectrum of guitar aficionados, fans and collectors alike. A global tour of the collection will launch in London at Christie's in King Street from March 27-31, 2019 where the full collection will be on display, followed by highlights in Los Angeles May 7-11, and then the New York sale preview ahead of the auction from June 14-19. During the exhibitions, the sound experience will be provided by Sennheiser. David Gilmour: "These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have given me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it's now time that they moved on. Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music. By auctioning these guitars I hope that I can give some help where it is really needed and through my charitable foundation do some good in this world. It will be a wrench to see them go and perhaps one day I'll have to track one or two of them down and buy them back!" More details at www.Christies.com/DavidGilmour and www.DavidGilmour.com. #GilmourGuitars Picture: Jill Furmanovsky, 1973