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WHERE DOES THE NAME PINK FLOYD COME FROM?
Pink Floyd was taken from two blues singers: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIG AS PINK FLOYD?
It was on 22 May 1965 at Homerton College, Cambridge.
WHAT WERE THE EARLY INCARNATIONS OF PINK FLOYD?
The Abdabs, The Tea Set, The Pink Floyd Sound.
WHAT'S THE MEANING OF THE HANDSHAKE ON WYWH?
It was a very common gesture whose meaning was often diluted by politeness and formality performed as a matter of course rather than real intention, absent, hollow rather than genuine.
FROM WHERE DID THE TITLE 'ATOM HEART MOTHER' DERIVE?
The title for Atom Heart Mother came from a newspaper heading about a woman, a mother, who was receiving the first (atomic) pacemaker. It had nothing to do with the music directly but everything to do with the band's view of things.
WHAT IS PINK FLOYD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL SINGLE RELEASE?
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2.
WHAT MADE ROGER CRY?
During the recording of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Syd Barrett appeared unannounced at Abbey Road looking fat, bald and distanced. Both Roger and David were moved to tears.
WHO PLAYED RIGHT BACK FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM?
David 'Cruncher' Gilmour.
WHAT MADE ROGER THINK OF THE 'WALL' CONCEPT?
He was angered by a fan trying to get on stage in Montreal and spat on him, for which he was later appalled.
WHO PLAYED WICKETKEEPER FOR THE PINK FLOYD CRICKET TEAM?
Roger Waters.
WHO SANG LEAD VOCALS ON 'SEAMUS'?
Mademoiselle Nobs.