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Fact #154670


Short story:

New guitarist Dave Gilmour plays his first gig with Pink Floyd at Aston University, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.

Full article:

David Gilmour : The band itself had various plans - the first plan was that I would join and make it a five piece so it would make it easier so that Syd could still be strange but the band would still function. And then the next idea was that Syd would stay home and do writing and be the Brian Wilson elusive character that didn't actually perform with us and the third plan was that he would do nothing at all. And it quickly changed 'round, and it was just....it was obviously impossible to carry on that way so we basically ditched Syd.

Nick Mason (Pink Floyd] : During a month, the five of us rehearsed together. There's no doubt that was what we wanted. Our idea was to adopt The Beach Boys formula, in which Brian Wilson got together with the band on stage when he wanted to. We absolutely wanted to preserve Syd in Pink Floyd one way or the other. But he let himself be influenced by some people, who kept repeating he was the only talent in the band and should pursue a solo career.
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