O’Rourke’s Funeral – Floyd Play
Steve O’Rourke’s funeral was held yesterday (14th Nov) at Chichester Cathedral in Sussex, England.
As part of the service David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason performed two songs as part of the service for their long term manager.
Pink Floyd are believed to have performed Fat Old Sun and Great Gig In The Sky. Dick Parry, Floyd’s touring saxophonist, played saxophone whilst following behind the coffin.
It would seem that, during the funeral, the coffin caught fire! Smoldering embers from an incence stick caused the coffin to smoulder!
Daily Mail, 20th Nov 2003, in gossip column just before centre pages.
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