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Some of these curiosities may not be completely accurate, since they have no official confirmation. That is why we will only narrate the most verified ones. If you know of any, send it to be included in this section.


In an interview in 1996, Rick Wright lists his 10 favorite albums.

The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)

Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989)

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring (1944)

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess (1959)

Brian Eno and David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (1981)

Peter Gabriel - Passion (1989)

Steely Dan - The Royal Scam (1976)

Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)

Henryck G=F3RECKI - Symphony Number 3 (1992)

Talk Talk - The Color Of Spring (1986)


Nick Mason explains in an interview in May 2014 the meaning of the hidden message in Empty Spaces.

"At that time, people were always looking for messages from records," Mason explained. "So we were like, 'Oh, well. We'd better get one.'" And while The Wall isn't exactly known for being a laugh-a-minute, this is a moment that offers a bit of comic relief. When played in reverse, the masked bit-backward says "Congratulations. You've just discovered the secret message."

When asked if there was some kind of deeper meaning behind it, Mason offered the obvious answer, laughing: "It's complete nonsense."

This is the full text of the message.

Congratulations, you just discovered the secret message. Please send the answer to old Pink, funny ranch keeper, Chalfont...Roger, Caroline is on the phone.


On November 26, 1988, the Soviet Soyuz-TM7 spacecraft carried the Delicate Sound Of Thunder cassette into space (although the boxes stayed on earth due to their weight), being the first rock music heard in space. Subsequently, the cassettes remained in the MIR space station.

Present on launch day were Nick Mason and David Gilmour, accompanied by French President François Mitterand at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


The conversation heard at the end of the song High Hopes is between Steve O'Rourke (Pink Floyd's manager) and Charlie (Gilmour's adopted son), one day when the former made a call to Gilmour's home and hung up on him. the second. This was recorded on the recorder. The inclusion was because Steve had always wanted to participate in a Floyd recording.


Within his guitar collection, David Gilmour owns the Fender Stratocaster #0001.

Although it is not the first guitar made by Fender, it is the first Stratocaster with a serial number.

He has used it on a few occasions, the last and best known being the Fender 50th anniversary concert on September 24, 2004 which can be seen on The Strat Pack dvd.


One of the first choices to replace Syd Barrett as guitarist was Jeff Beck, but as Nick Mason said on Inside Out, they never had the courage to ask him. Beck subsequently appeared on Roger Waters' Amused to Death album and has performed live with Waters and also with David Gilmour.


After the Pink Floyd concert in Madrid, on July 22, 1988, the members of the band went to the old nightclub Oh! Madrid where they offered a jam-session in a totally relaxed way, interpreting rock'n'roll classics. In photos from the time you can see Gilmour and company performing and enjoying the night, even at one point David's guitar strap breaks, taking a piece of clothesline instead.


And speaking of jam-sessions, on July 20, 1969, the day a man landed on the moon, Pink Floyd performed an improvised song called Moonhead (never released) live at BBC TV Studio 5 in White City. London, within a special of the Omnibus program titled So What If It's Just Green Cheese?. It is curious the images of the man reaching the moon with music by the Floyds, while they performed on one side of the studio and on the other there was a group of scientists. The program was broadcast at 10 pm.


The complete version of Pigs On The Wing with the union of the two parts with the intermediate guitar solo by Snowy White, nothing else was released in the old 8-track cassette format. Later, with the Floyds' permission, Snowy included it on his 1996 compilation CD titled Goldtop, Groups & Sessions.


At a time when the single was essential for promotion and sales, Pink Floyd, due to the failure of Point Me at the Sky in 1968, did not release another single in the United Kingdom until 1979 with Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, selling less than a week 340,000 copies.


The Breathe theme is an adaptation of the song of the same name found on Roger Waters' 1970 album Music From The Body. David Gilmour and Rick Wright worked on the chord change.


On that same album, Music From The Body, is the only song in which all the members of the band have participated in any recording of one of them solo, Give Birth to a Smile, although their presence is not in the credits.


To escape a possible lawsuit from Roger Waters over the idea and concept, for the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour the inflatable pig was provided with good testicles to differentiate it from its predecessor, Algie.


In the song The Show Must Go On, the Beach Boys were scheduled to perform the choruses, but at the last moment, for reasons that have never been clarified, the recording sessions were suspended. Although Bruce Johnston, one of the members of the beach boys does participate in the choirs.


The famous concert hall, Roundhouse, where artists such as Lady Gaga perform today, was inaugurated by Pink Floyd on October 15, 1966 together with Soft Machine. It was an old railway warehouse and the opening party was given by the underground magazine IT. There were popular faces like Paul McCartney who was dressed as an Arab.


The USA edition of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was handled by Towers Records, the songs not being placed in their original order. In addition, the songs Astronomy Domine, Bike and Flaming were not included. And in its place was See Emily Play. The song Flaming that is not included in this USA edition, was released as a single.


Bob Geldof, the singer and star of the film The Wall,  was going with his manager in a taxi to the airport, when he told him he had an offer to play the film. Geldof's answer is that he thought the Floyd's music sucked and he hated them... what he didn't know is that by an incredible coincidence of fate, the taxi driver was Roger Waters' brother.


By the way, Bob Geldof, before devoting himself to music, spent a year living in Murcia.


Pink Floyd invited the science fiction writer Douglas Adams to perform with them on October 28, 1994 at Earls Court in London, as a gift for his 42nd birthday, although it had been in March. Also thanks for suggesting The Division Bell's name for the album. He played guitar on the Brain Damage and Eclipse theme.


When Syd Barrett's brothers discovered their brother's inheritance, little could they imagine that this character, far from the world, with a most austere and modest life, would have a heritage of  2.5 million euros . It seems that for more than 30 years, Pink Floyd and, above all, David Gilmour, had ensured that their share of royalties was never lacking, although Syd never made use of that money, since he lived on a small salary. Perhaps I never became aware that I had that amount and perhaps. he never cared, nor did he care.


During the years 2011 and 2013, the American Phillip Michael Schaeffer posed as David Gilmour and Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson during their hospital stays in different states Joined. He is accused of tax fraud for the different invoices, since he disappeared after being admitted.


Stephen Hawking's voice in the Keep Talking songs y Talkin' Hawkin' is taken from a television commercial for the communications company BT, which was played by Hawking.


Nick Mason in an interview with Technics Tracks in February 2015, comments that his favorite Pink Floyd song is Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.


An herbalist from Barcelona tells that one day all the members of Pink Floyd who were celebrating a concert that same night in Barcelona showed up at her shop. The reason was that a member of the band had a spectacular neck pain. The musicians “knew perfectly what plant they needed, they were attended to  and they were invited to the concert, which they could not attend because they had to work.

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