Pink Floyd is a British band that is associated with classic rock music. There are thousands of interviews with them, and journalists have revealed hundreds of facts. However, some of these facts seem especially interesting; therefore let us get acquainted with them.
Name of Band Consists of Two Actual Names
Syd Barret was a huge fan of Pink Anderson, who was a South Carolina bluesman and Floyd Council, who was a bluesman of North Carolina. He took the first name from each of them and combined them. That`s how Pink Floyd appeared.
Members Met in the University
Roger, Robert, and Nick all were studying archeology at London Polytechnic. The university is now known as the University of Westminster.
Syd isn`t Barret`s Real Name
Roger Keith Barret was a huge fan of local drummer, Sid Barret. He was excited about the man`s talent, that friends nicknamed him after that musician.
All Performances Use Multimedia
Pink Floyd is known for having a lot of visual effects going on during the performances. Lately, those were lasers, smoke, and all the modern technology, as the budget of concerts was really high. However, Pink Floyd had had a show going since their very first concert. They used several school projectors and colored condoms to make things look great. Sounds cheesy, but it worked.
Since 1996 the band started having films going on the background. This is a famous fact, but it is least known, that each of those films was recorded and montaged especially for the performances. Each tour had three or four individual and unique films.
Trying to Write Kind Songs
Although the band`s most popular song – “Another Brick in the Wall pt.2” – is all about how wrong things are going in the schools, the author of lyrics tried to make a song “have positive vibes”. He said, that it was all about creating motivation and explaining the problem, not starting the revolution.
A Musical Dog
There is a dog in “Seamus”. That is not a random one, but an actual dog, that belonged to Steve Marriot. The dog was touring around together with the band. Members considered it special, because of whenever someone started playing harmonically, the pet started howling.
A band was Sued by Children
Well, those were the children, who sang chorus part in “Another Brick in the Wall”. They grew and sued the band members, saying that they were not paid for singing. These people however failed and got absolutely zero refund.
There are Live Recorded Albums
There are the groups, that release live versions of their songs for sale, but Pink Floyd has once recorded the full actual commercial album in an empty amphitheater in Pompei. That`s just another thing proving, how unique and talented those musicians are.
The Most Pre-Ordered Album Belongs to Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd has released fifteen official albums. Their last one came out in 2014 and had had the biggest amount of pre-orders on Amazon UK. Considering the fact, that almost 40 years had passed, since the band was created (which means the whole generation has changed), this looks twice as impressing, as it should have.
Interesting: That is not the only world record that this band has. In 1990 “The Dark Side of the Moon” officially became World best album to have sex to. I wonder how they found that out.
David Gilmour Owns a Huge Guitar Collection
He has over 20 acoustic, electric and bass guitars. There are instruments of all ages, from the most modern ones to vintage instruments. He claims, that the main pride of the collection is Fender Stratocaster – the guitar that he personally loves the most.
Davis has a Stratocaster from the earliest series. His guitar has a serial number on it. By the way, this great model of an electric guitar is being manufactured by Fender up till this day. There is a version, customized by Gilmour, so you can buy that one. In case you are interested in this one, I`ll drop here an article for you musiety.com. You`ll be able to find all the technical characteristics and recommendations there. Thank you for reading and Good luck.