Tagged: 1972

Nick Mason Pompeii

Nick Mason Becomes Honorary Citizen of Pompeii on the Day He Performs There

Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, has been awarded the title of honorary citizen of Pompeii in Italy. He received the title today, joined by his wife Annette, at the small ceremony at the City Hall – known locally as the Commune di Pompeii. Nick Mason is in town with his excellent Saucerful of Secrets band performing at the Teatro Grande in the ancient ruins, this evening. Pompeii is famous for lots of reasons including the great volcano eruption that preserved a Roman city and was only relatively recently rediscovered. Its also famous for Pink Floyd’s 1972 film Live at Pompeii where they recorded a rather excellent and experimental film of them performing, sharing clips behind the scenes and of recording Dark Side of the Moon. There is a Pink Floyd museum at the amphitheater. Watch a video of the event : https://www.facebook.com/NickMasonDrums/videos/811550813958130/ What is Pompeii Famous For? Pompeii, an ancient...

David Gilmour and Roger Waters performing Dark Side of the Moon. Jill Furmanovsky recalls "I was the official photographer on the Dark Side of the Moon/Wish You Were Here UK tour, and took pictures over a period of approximately five weeks as the band toured England and Scotland."

Listen Free to Dark Side of the Moon Live at Wembley 1974 (Friday 5pm)

The Official Pink Floyd YouTube channel has made the full recording of Dark Side of the Moon Live at Wembley 1974 available for you to listen to online, for free. This follows them making the main album recording free to listen to last Friday. Lucky us! You can listen to the free recording below from 5pm GMT on Friday 31st March 2023. Alternatively, you can get it on Vinyl separately or in the new box set for the 50th Anniversary. Whilst the box set might not be affordable for most people, check Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com for latest pricing. Pink Floyd Live Pink Floyd performed at the Empire Pool, Wembley (now known as Wembley Arena) in London, England, as part of their “The Dark Side of the Moon” tour. The concerts took place on November 14, 15, 16 and 17th, 1974. These performances were notable for their elaborate stage productions, with visual and sound effects,...

Lee Harris Guitarist

Lee Harris Guitarist Biography

Lee Harris, a British musician born on 22 October 1972 in Hammersmith, London, England, gained widespread popularity as the guitarist for Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. Lee Harris is one of the founding members of Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets touring band. Lee Harris Influences Harris grew up listening to classic rock bands like The Who, Rolling Stones, Santana, Allman Brothers, Deep Purple, Joe Walsh, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, and Pink Floyd, which inspired him to learn the guitar at the age of 13. In his early twenties, Harris played in various London-based bands until he became a touring member and co-manager for Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Lee Harris has a family connection to the wider “Pink Floyd family” in that his father, film maker Stuart Harris, worked with Hipgnosis co founder Storm Thorgerson. Lee Said, “Dad was the cinematographer on High Hopes. In fact the famous shot of...

Pink Floyd Founded School Schoolhouse Education to Close

Pink Floyd Founded School Schoolhouse Education to Close

Links – //Discuss on Forum | Times Education Supplement | Schoolhouse Education | An independent but state-funded school established with the help of one of the world’s biggest bands, Pink Floyd, has been forced to close after 40 years. Schoolhouse Education, which claims it was the “original free school”, is to shut its Lewisham site in June after failing to attract enough students and losing funding from the local authority. Its Greenwich site will remain open. The school was founded to help disaffected students in south London, and was able to open thanks to a £1,000 donation from Pink Floyd, raised at an Oxfam concert in Wembley in 1972. A newsletter published by teachers and students at the school in 1972 said: “Thank you Pink Floyd, without whom, quite literally, we would not have survived.” Read full story on TES website.