Pink Floyd rockers Roger Waters and Nick Mason unveiled a Heritage Plaque at Regent Street Polytechnic in London last Thursday to honour the band.
Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright met at the university, now called University of Westminster, when they were studying architecture between 1962 and 1965. They established the band Sigma 6 and played at the university common room and various student parties.
Waters, 71, said: “We are hugely gratified to be here and to have the plaque. It’s an honour.”
Mason, 71, added: “Living as a student was a fantastic way to live. Although I’d like to see more government grants introduced. I spent my grant on curry, I think, mainly. But sensible people need the money in order to further their education and study.”
Rogers added: “I spent mine on bass guitars. I used to be freezing in my dorms.”
You can watch a video of the unveiling and enjoy Roger’s hilarious jokes – he couldn’t help himself as usual and took a pop at Silicon Valley for destroying musicians the world over.
You can also read an account of the event over at the Brain Damage website where they also have a nice selection of photographs from the event and a detailed account of what happened.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has lent his drumming skills to family friend Kirsty Bertarelli on her new single Indigo Shores.
This is the title track from her new album called Indigo Shores, and you can listen to MP3 samples of that. It is also on Spotify. Naughty Nick and his “moonlighting”!
In an interview, Kirsty talked about Nick Mason’s involvement in her new album, “The production of the album – started so brilliantly by Don Mescal in Nashville, Tennessee and beautifully curated throughout by Tom – was given an extraordinary energy when Nick Mason walked into our little studio. A family friend, Nick not only offered to play on some of the tracks – much to the awe and delight of all of us at Britannia Row, gazing speechlessly at our mentor beating away through the studio glass – but also gave me the confidence to immerse myself in the production process, which ended in a final magical session at Abbey Road!
Nick also introduced us to some extraordinary musicians, who complemented my existing band, and he’s a made a real difference to the team. It’s all a learning process that makes you continue to grow, and that’s what Nick did for me, and it’s been a real privilege”
Nick joined Kirsty at Abbey Road Studios in London, England – he is no stranger here – back in December 2013. It would seem Mr Mason has been keeping himself busy with him working on Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River also. I hope ‘Naughty Nick’ didn’t miss any sessions! 😉
Kirsty has had a very interesting past having been a former Miss UK and married billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli who owned biotech giant Serono. She is Britain’s richest woman!
However, she has always had a passion for music and wrote hit song Black Coffee for girl band All Saints which was a world-wide hit.