Monday, November 14, 2011

Pink Floyd Facts

• Before finally becoming "Pink Floyd" the band were also known as Sigma 6, The Screaming Abdabs, The Meggadeaths and Tea Set.

• Pink Floyd won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental for 'Marooned' from the 1994 album "The Division Bell".

• The original guitarist in Pink Floyd was Bob Klose who left to become a photographer.

• The name "Pink Floyd" was chosen by Syd Barrett - named after two American blues musicians called Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

• When Pink Floyd played their first concert in Japan in 1971, they were supported by Buffy Sainte Marie and The 1910 Fruit Gum Company.

• The only member of Pink Floyd to appear on every release from the band is drummer Nick Mason.

• "Dark Side of the Moon" holds the record for the most time spent on the USA's Billboard album chart.

• It is estimated that 1 in every 12 people in the world have a copy of Pink Floyd's top selling album "Dark Side of the moon".