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Pink Floyd Unveil Their Plaque At London University

Roger Waters and Nick Mason Regent Street Polytechnic Plaque
Roger Waters and Nick Mason Regent Street Polytechnic Plaque

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.”

Roger Waters and Nick Mason Regent Street Polytechnic Plaque 2
Roger Waters and Nick Mason Regent Street Polytechnic Plaque 2

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.