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40 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Release ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

The numbers attached to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ are pretty impressive. More than 50 million copies sold worldwide. Fifteen straight years on Billboard’s album chart. Consistently ranked in the Top 10 of many best-albums-ever-made polls. But Pink Floyd’s achievements with their eighth LP go deeper than that. In a way, their 1973 epic changed the way people made and listened to albums. Forty years after its release, there’s still no better head trip -- legally at least -- available.

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Pink Floyd Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’

Since its release in 1973, Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' has become one of the best-selling records of all time. The album is certified for sales of more than 15 million in the United States alone, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 for 741 weeks. It celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

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Roger Waters on Pink Floyd: ‘It Was Over in 1985′

Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the matter, saying, "It was over in 1985, and it's still over."

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Syd Barrett – The Driving Force Behind Pink Floyd’s 1967 Debut Album – ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett was the driving force behind Pink Floyd's debut album, 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' but as a solo artist he recorded more albums than he did as Floyd's lead guitarist, lead vocalist and primary songwriter.

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Syd Barrett – ‘Opel’ (1988) [VIDEO]

 

 

The birth of 'Opel' was because this album included eight songs that were recorded for , but were never included on the first two albums, 'The Madcap Laughs' and 'Barrett'. 'Opel' also includes six alternate takes.

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Syd Barrett – ‘Barrett’ (1970) [VIDEO]

 

It's all about the sales, especially in this case as EMI a conservative record label were somewhat pleased with sales from 'The Madcap Laughs' that prompted the okay to order a second album, 'Barrett'.

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Syd Barrett – ‘The Madcap Laughs’ (1970) [VIDEO]

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In 1968 when Syd left Pink Floyd he started right away working on his debut solo album, 'The Madcap Laughs', however; the production of it went through many producers and with all the hiatuses Syd took (one of which for psychiatric care) the album wasn't released until 1970.

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Roger Waters Adds New Song to ‘The Wall’

Since its release in 1979, Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' has journeyed all over the world, playing to audiences during numerous tours (and even being turned into a movie). But through all its guises, the album's song cycle has remained essentially the same -- until recently, that is.

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Saves London Music Store

Nick Mason, the man behind the drum kit for Pink Floyd, has stepped in to save a favorite childhood haunt from closing its doors. Foote's is the music shop where Mason bought his very first drum kit, and now he, along with the store's sales director, Rob Wilson, are set to buy the business from the family who has owned it since the '30s.

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Roger Waters Speaks To The United Nations

Roger Waters waded into the world of foreign relations yesterday (Nov 29) when he addressed the United Nations. In a 25-minute speech, he spoke out against alleged violations of international law by Israel against the Palestinian people.

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Roger Waters “Determined” to Put Out a New Album

We may have new music from the Pink Floyd mastermind sooner rather than later.

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New And New Again Music/DVD Releases For October

October releases

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