6 January 1967
Pink Floyd played 'Freak Out Ethel', a 'happening' at Seymour Hall, Paddington, West London. Eric Clapton and The Who's Pete Townshend later claimed they'd been in the audience.
11 & 12 January 1967
Pink Floyd and producer Joe Boyd spent two days at Chelsea's Sound Techniques Studios,
recording and mixing Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie
for the Tonite Let's All Make Love In London soundtrack.
13 January 1967
Pink Floyd, supported by The Giant Sun Trolley, played UFO, London. Film-maker Peter Whitehead recorded their performance. Some of the footage appeared in the video/DVD release Pink Floyd
27 January 1967
Pink Floyd were filmed at UFO for a Granada TV documentary, 'Scene Special', which was broadcast on 7 March 1967.
29 January 1967
Arnold Layne and its B-side Candy And A Currant Bun were
recorded at Chelsea's Sound Techniques Studios.
28 February 1967
Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records for an advance of £5,000.
1 March 1967
Recording session for Pink Floyd's debut album, The Piper At
The Gates Of Dawn, at Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London,
with EMI producer Norman Smith. Songs worked on included Chapter
24 and Interstellar Overdrive.
10 March 1967
Pink Floyd's debut single, Arnold Layne (B-side: Candy And A Currant
Bun), was released in the UK, and reached No. 20 in the charts. The song
was banned by BBC Radio London, who objected to the lyrics about a transvestite
21 March 1967
While recording in Studio 3 at Abbey Road, Pink Floyd were introduced to The
Beatles, working on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
30 March 1967
Pink Floyd were filmed for an appearance on 'Top Of The Pops' at the BBC's
Lime Grove Studios in West London. The performance was never broadcast
because Arnold Layne dropped three places in the charts the
3 April 1967
Pink Floyd performed Candy And A Currant Bun and Arnold Layne for BBC
Radio's Light Programme, 'Monday, Monday!'.
8 April 1967
Pink Floyd's ongoing tour stopped off at London's Roundhouse. Support acts included Sam Gopal.
30 April 1967
Pink Floyd performed at dawn at the '14-Hour Technicolor Dream' at London's
Alexandra Palace, sharing the bill with Soft Machine, The Pretty Things, and
12 May 1967
Pink Floyd played the 'Games For May Space Age Relaxation For The Climax Of
Spring' concert at London's prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall. Here, they debuted
a new musical gizmo which would later become known as the 'Azimuth Co-ordinator',
a joystick-type device used to 'pan' the group's sound around the venue. The
band were immediately banned from ever playing the hall again after bubbles
from a bubble machine and flowers distributed to the audience were blamed for
staining the venue's carpet and seats.
14 May 1867
Roger Waters and Syd Barrett were interviewed by musicologist Dr. Hans Keller
for the BBC arts programme 'The Look Of The Week', which also included live
performances of Pow R. Toc H. and Astronomy Dominé.
18 May 1967
Pink Floyd commenced recording their second single, See Emily
Play, at Chelsea's Sound Techniques Studios. Further sessions
continued through May. David Gilmour, who was playing gigs in France
with his own band, visited Floyd in the studio during a trip to
29 May 1967
Pink Floyd supported Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall, Spalding, Lincolnshire.
2 June 1967
Pink Floyd played UFO as part of a fund-raising gig for the club's co-founder John
'Hoppy' Hopkins, after his arrest for drug possession.
16 June 1967
See Emily Play (B-side: The Scarecrow) was released as a single
in the UK and reached No. 6 in the charts.
6 July 1967
Pink Floyd made their live 'Top Of The Pops' TV debut performing See Emily Play at the BBC's Lime Grove Studios, West London. The band appeared on the
show on two further occasions in July.
24 July 1967
See Emily Play was released as a single in the US.
28 July 1967
Pink Floyd's scheduled performance for the BBC's 'Saturday Club' music programme was cancelled at the last minute when Syd Barrett walked out during the
29 July 1967
Pink Floyd performed at the 'International Love-In' festival at London's Alexandra Palace, sharing a bill with The Animals and Cream.
1 August 1967
Pink Floyd's scheduled appearance on German TV's 'Beat Club' was cancelled. The group's managers explained: "Syd is tired and exhausted and has been
advised to rest for two weeks". Barrett took a holiday on the island of Formentera.
4 August 1967
Pink Floyd's debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was released in the
UK. The album reached No. 6 in the charts.
9 September 1967
Pink Floyd embarked on a five-date Scandinavian tour, beginning
and ending in Denmark. The band's set list included a new composition,
Reaction In G.
9 October 1967
Recording ensued for Pink Floyd's next album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, at De
Lane Lea Studios, Holborn, London. Further sessions took place throughout October
both here and at Abbey Road studios.
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was released in the US. It featured a
different running order and a tracklisting which included the single See
Emily Play. The album peaked at No. 131 in the charts.
4 November 1967
Pink Floyd made their US debut at San Francisco's Winterland Auditorium supporting Big Brother And The Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin.
6 November 1967
Pink Floyd released a US-only single, Flaming (B-side: The
7 November 1967
Pink Floyd made their US TV debut, miming Apples And Oranges on the music
programme 'American Bandstand'.
14 November 1967
Pink Floyd began a 16-date UK tour, sharing the bill with Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, and headliner The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
When Syd Barrett went missing before a gig at Liverpool Empire he was replaced by The Nice's guitarist 'Davy' O'List.
17 November 1967
The band's third single Apples And Oranges (B-side: Paintbox)
was released in the UK but failed to chart.
Pink Floyd played London's Royal College Of Art. David Gilmour was in the audience and was later asked to join the band.
12 December 1967
Pink Floyd were filmed at the North London home of their former landlord and occasional band member Mike Leonard for an edition of the popular science programme
'Tomorrow's World', featuring Leonard's sound and light experiments. The show was broadcast in January 1968.
22 December 1967
Pink Floyd played their final gig as a four-piece with Syd Barrett at London's Olympia Exhibition Hall as part of the 'Christmas On Earth Continued' festival.