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Pink Floyd

Pinkney Anderson is born in Laurens, South Carolina, USA. Under the name Pink Anderson he will enjoy a long career, and will record for Prestige-Bluesville in the 1960s. Rock band Pink Floyd will take the first half of their name from him, and the second half from another bluesman, Floyd Council.
Dezider Hoffman is born in Banska Stiavnica, Hungary (now Slovakia), Europe. He will find international success as photographer Dezo Hoffman, shooting acclaimed sessions with artists as diverse as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd.
Peter Zinovieff is born in London, UK. As a pioneer of electronic music, he will found and head Electronic Music Studios [EMS] whose VCS and Synthi A synthesisers will be used by musicians including Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, David Bowie and White Noise.
Terence Charles White is born in Barnstaple, Devon, UK. He will find success as guitarist Snowy White, working with Thin Lizzy and Pink Floyd, as well as pursuing his own solo career often in a blues-oriented vein.
Edwin Shirley is born in Cranbrook, Kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as a rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles will transport equipment for artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson.
Gay Mercader is born in Barcelona, Spain, Europe. He will become one of the most successful music promoters in Europe, working with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Bryan Ferry and many others.
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Peter Wood is born in Middlesex, UK. He will play keyboards for The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver and Natural Gas, before developing a career as a session player working with Roger Waters, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Dylan and others. He will also co-write the 1976 Al Stewart single Year Of The Cat.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Pink Floyd play two shows in one day. First is an afternoon appearance at Melody Maker National Beat Contest in The Palais, Wimbledon, England, London, UK. Then, in the evening, they play at Haverstock Hill Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Whwn Cream play at London Polytechnic, London, UK, they are joined onstage by Jimi Hendrix. The audience includes Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd.
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Pink Floyd begin recording the song Matilda Mother at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, London, England, UK, Europe. It will be released on their debut album, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.
Pink Floyd have their first Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Chapter 24 and a short version of the instrumental Interstellar Overdrive.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on their epic space-rock instrumental Interstellar Overdrive.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on Astronomy Dominie, She Was a Millionaire and Lucifer Sam (originally called Percy The Ratcatcher), plus cross fades between Interstellar Overdrive and The Bike Song.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, recording session, working on Lucifer Sam and The Bike Song.
Pink Floyd release their second single, See Emily Play, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Pink Floyd play at Tiles Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
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London's psychedelic venue The Night Tripper changes its name to The UFO, and quickly becomes the in place for rock artists like Pete Townsend of The Who. Pink Floyd play live.
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Pink Floyd have a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on Corporal Clegg, The Boppin' Sound, It Should Be So Nice, Doreen's Dream (re-titled Julia's Dream), Richard's Rave Up.
Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at Theatre 140 in Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Magic Village, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The 1st Holiness Kitch Garden for the Liberation of Love And Peace in Colours, Houtrusthallen, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe, and later at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe, where they are supported by Fairport Convention.
Seven thousand people attend the first Hyde Park rock concert in London, England, UK, Europe, featuring Roy Harper, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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Pink Floyd play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
When Pink Floyd play at Mother's Club, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, the show is recorded for use on their forthcoming album Ummagumma. Deejay for the night is John Peel.
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Pink Floyd play at Friars, Dunstable, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
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Pink Floyd play at Auditorium Maximum, Hamburg University, West Germany, Europe.
Today's Other LP Chart, published by Time Out (London) and compiled from information supplied by several of the city's hipper record stores, is as follows:
  1. Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John (DJM)
  2. Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills (Atlantic)
  3. New Morning - Bob Dylan (CBS)
  4. Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd (Harvest)
  5. American Beauty (import) - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros)
  6. After the Goldrush - Neil Young (Reprise)
  7. Air Conditioning - Curved Air (Warners)
  8. Abraxas - Santana (CBS)
  9. Untitled - The Byrds (CBS)
  10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Island)
Pink Floyd spend the second of three days rehearsing a new suite of music which will become their album Dark Side Of The Moon, at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
When the MC5 play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK, they are supported by local band Stars, whose members include ex-Pink Floyd leader Syd Barrett and ex-Pretty Things drummer Twink.
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Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Pink Floyd reach No1 in the UK album chart with Wish You Were Here.
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd is the new Billboard No1 album in the USA and Natalie Cole reaches No1 on the Billboard US R'n'B singles chart with This Will Be. On the same day, The Bee Gees release a new single, Nights On Broadway, in the USA.
Pink Floyd play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany, Europe.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd releases a solo album, About Face, in the UK.
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Pink Floyd play at Espace Richter, Montpellier, France, Europe.
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Pink Floyd's first of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, is filmed for the live concert video A Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Pink Floyd take over Docklands Arena in London, England, UK, Europe, to rehearse for their upcoming European tour.
Pink Floyd play the first of six nights at Docklands Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd, Genesis and Eric Clapton are the main attractions at a benefit gig in Cowdray Park, Sussex, UK, for the King Edward VII Hospital. While Genesis are playing, Phil Collins begins to feel it is time to leave.
The three day long Glastonbury Festival ends at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK. Acts appearing on the last day include Isaac Hayes, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, Kate And Anna McGarrigle, Groove Armada, Air, Rolf Harris, Super Furry Animals, Badly Drawn Boy and Richie Havens.
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The Strat Pack: Live in Concert is held at Wembley Arena in London, England, UK, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. The concert features Ronnie Wood, Joe Walsh, Gary Moore, Brian May, David Gilmour, Albert Lee, Amy Winehouse, Paul Rodgers and many more.
Former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters releases his new solo album, Ca Ira.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. His former Pink Floyd colleague Nick Mason joins him as a guest for the show.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the third of four nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the sixth of nine nights at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Roger Waters, who first found fame as bassist and songwriter with Pink Floyd, begins a spell of performing as a guest in a revival of The Exonerated, a play about wrongfully convicted survivors of death row, at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at Wembley Stadium, London, UK.