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On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.

 

 

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On February 16, 2004.

On February 16, 2004, Doris Elaine Higginsen aka Doris Troy died aged 67. She was singer and songwriter, known by the nick name “Mama Soul”. She had solo career (her biggest hit was “Just One Look” in 1963), but was best known as back-up vocalist for many famous acts including Pink Floyd, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones,  Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Edgar Broughton, George Harrison, Johnny Hallyday, Carly Simon, Vivian Stanshall, Dusty Springfield and Junior Campbell.

On November 7, 2014.

On November 7, 2014, “Parlaphone” label released “The Endless River”, the fifteenth and final Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded 1968, 1993, 2013–2014, at “Royal Albert Hall”; “Olympic Studios”; “Britannia Row Studios”; “Astoria”; “Medina Studios”, and was produced by David Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour– guitars, EBow guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards, piano, EMS VCS 3, bass guitar, Hammond organ, percussion, voice samples
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, rototoms, gong, voice samples
  • Richard Wright– Hammond organ, Farfisa organ, Royal Albert Hall Organ, piano, Rhodes piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesiser, voice samples
  • Guy Pratt – bass guitar
  • Bob Ezrin – bass guitar, additional keyboards
  • Andy Jackson – bass guitar, effects
  • Jon Carin – synthesisers, percussion loop
  • Damon Iddins – additional keyboards
  • Anthony Moore – keyboards
  • Gilad Atzmon – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Durga McBroom, Louise Marshal, Sarah Brown – backing vocals
  • Stephen Hawking – voice sample
  • Andy Jackson – engineer, mixing
  • Bob Ezrin – co-producer 1993 sessions
  • Damon Iddins – engineer
  • Youth – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  • Eddie Bander – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  • Michael Rendall – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  •  Escala:
    • Chantal Leverton – viola
    • Victoria Lyon – violin
    • Helen Nash – cello
    • Honor Watson – violin
  • James Guthrie, Joel Plante – mastering for CD
  • Doug Sax – mastering for the vinyl issue
  • Aubrey Powell – creative director
  • Stylorouge – sleeve design
  • Ahmed Emad Eldin – album cover concept

Track listing:

  1. Things Left Unsaid – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  2. It’s What We Do – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. Ebb and Flow – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  4. Sum – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  5. Skins – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Unsung – Richard Wright
  7. Anisina – David Gilmour
  8. The Lost Art of Conversation – Richard Wright
  9. On Noodle Street – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  10. Night Light – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  11. Allons-y (1) – David Gilmour
  12. Autumn ’68 – Richard Wright
  13. Allons-y (2) – David Gilmour
  14. Talkin’ Hawkin’ – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  15. Calling – David Gilmour, Anthony Moore
  16. Eyes to Pearls – David Gilmour
  17. Surfacing – David Gilmour
  18. Louder than Words – David Gilmour, Polly Samson

 

On September 15, 2008.

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On September 15, 2008, Richard William “Rick” Wright died aged 65. Being musician, composer, singer and songwriter, he was best known as founding member, keyboardist and vocalist of Pink Floyd. He recorded and performed on all Pink Floyd’s albums except on “The Final Cut”. His discography also includes:

  • 1.    With Syd Barrett
  • Barrett– 1970
  1. Solo albums
  • Wet Dream– 1978
  • Broken China– 1996
  1. With Zee
  • Identity– 1984
  1. With David Gilmour
  • David Gilmour in Concert(DVD) – 2002
  • On an Island– 2006
  • Remember That Night(DVD/Blu-ray) – 2007
  • Live in Gdańsk(CD/DVD) – 2008

 

 

On August 5, 1967.

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On August 5, 1967, “EMI” label released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, the debut Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – May 1967, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith. The album, named after the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”, was the only Pink Floyd’s album recorded by the leadership of Syd Barrett. The album cover featured a kaleidoscopic cover photo of the band by Vic Singh. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at number 347th on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett– lead guitar, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion
  • Syd Barrett – rear cover design
  • Peter Bown – engineering
  • Peter Jenner– intro vocalisations
  • Norman Smith– vocal and instrumental arrangements, drum roll

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

On June 29, 1968.

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On June 29, 1968, “EMI Columbia” label released “A Saucerful of Secrets”, the second Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded August 1967, January – May 1968, at “EMI Studios” in London, and October 1967, at “De Lane Lea Studios”, and was produced by Norman Smith. This is the last band’s album recorded with Syd Barrett, who was replaced with David Gilmour in 1968.

Personnel:

  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, vocals, kazoo
  • Syd Barrett– acoustic and slide guitar, guitars, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Richard Wright– piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, xylophone, vocals, tin whistle
  • David Gilmour– guitars, kazoo, vocals
  • Norman Smith– producer, drums, backing vocals, voice
  • The Salvation Army (The International Staff Band)

Track listing:

  1. Let There Be More Light – Roger Waters
  2. Remember a Day – Richard Wright
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. Corporal Clegg – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  • Something Else
  • Syncopated Pandemonium
  • Storm Signal
  • Celestial Voices
  1. See-Saw – Richard Wright
  2. Jugband Blues – Syd Barrett

 

 

On June 2, 1972.

Obscured by clouds

On June 2, 1972, “Harvest” label released “Obscured by Clouds” the seventh Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – April 1972, at “Strawberry Studios” in Château d’Hérouville, Hérouville, and was produced by Pink Floyd. The album is based on their soundtrack for the French film “La Vallée”, by Barbet Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour– guitars, vocals, pedal steel guitar, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, tape effects
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– piano, keyboards, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Hipgnosis– album cover

Track listing:

  1. Obscured by Clouds – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  2. When You’re In – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  3. Burning Bridges – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  4. The Gold is in the…- David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  5. Wot’s…Uh the Deal? – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  6. Mudmen – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  7. Childhood’s End – David Gilmour
  8. Free Four – Roger Waters
  9. Stay – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  10. Absolutely Curtains – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason