Are you a rock music fan? Have you always wanted to know enough about the most popular rock bands to be part of their fandom? Do you want to surround yourself with passionate fans who also share the same love for rock music that you do? If so, then this article is for you. Here, we’ll discuss the top five most popular rock bands and everything you need to know about them before you grow your fandom or dive into it. Keep reading to learn more.
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In this surreal painting by Duggie Fields, Pink Floyd’s original guitarist/singer/songwriter/acid-casualty Syd Barrett is seen leaning casually against the Pink Pontiac Parisenne that got from Mickey Finn, who became the bongo-player for T-Rex, after Syd swapped his Mini for it. Syd, however, didn’t have a clue what to do with this massive American car, and never drove it even once (though it reportedly didn’t work anyway). Eventually, the car accumulated dust, parking tickets and legal notices and, finally, it was towed away. In it’s next life, the car can be seen in action in the 1970 British movie Entertaining Mr. Sloane, where it plays a major part and is featured prominently throughout the movie.
Photographed as Part of The Exhibit Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood, CA.
On This Date In 1973: Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album, The Dark Side Of The Moon in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. Songs on the album were heavily inspired by former Pink Floyd vocalist/ guitarist and founding member, Syd Barrett, who left the band in 1968 (to be replaced by David Gilmour) due to his declining mental state.
“Arnold Layne Had a Strange…Hobby”
On This Date In 1967: Pink Floyd as fronted by Syd Barrett completed recording of their debut single “Arnold Layne” with producer Joe Boyd at EMI Studios in London.
On This Date, January 6th, in 1975: Pink Floyd entered London’s Abbey Road Studios to begin recording its seventh studio album, Wish You Were Here. Like much of Pink Floyd’s material, the album’s two-part song “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is a tribute to the band’s former singer and guitarist Syd Barrett, whose drug-induced breakdown had forced him to leave the band several years earlier. Syd would also have celebrated his birthday today (Born 1/6/1946), if he had not passed away in July of 2006 at the age of 60. Shine on you crazy diamond.
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