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Royal Mail To Release Pink Floyd Commemorative Stamps


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Royal Mail has announced a set of stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Pink Floyd, one of Britain’s biggest-selling rock bands ever.

The limited run of ten stamps will be on pre-order sale from Thursday (May 26th) and released on July 7th 2016, and they are designed to mark five decades since the legendary prog-rock band turned professional in 1966.

Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' Beaten By Dave Gilmour In Chart Battle


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Dave Gilmour has topped this week’s UK album chart, beating Lana Del Rey to the number one spot. Gilmour previously landed at number one just 10 months ago with band Pink Floyd’s latest release The Endless River.

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey has missed out on the top spot of the UK album chart.

Rattle That Lock gives Gilmour his second chart topper as a solo artist, following 2006’s On An Island. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com Gilmour said, "It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted.”

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Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig 'Algie' Withdrawn From Auction


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Pink Floyd’s famous inflatable pig – known as ‘Algie’ – has been withdrawn from auction after being mistakenly placed on sale having spent decades gathering dust in storage. He has been offered back to the prog-rock legends, who are bringing him home.

The 40-foot inflatable animal, which can be seen on the front cover of the Floyd’s 1977 album Animals, famously grounded and delayed flights at Heathrow airport after it broke free of its fastenings on top of Battersea Power Station in London during the December 1976 photoshoot. Algie was taken away by the wind, and was later recovered by the group from a field in Kent.

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Pink Floyd And David Bowie Help Boost UK Vinyl Sales Past The One Million Mark For The First Time In Nearly Two Decades


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It seems that vinyl is once again back in fashion (thanks hipsters). This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, according to the Official Charts Company. Albums by veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend.

Pink Floyd the endless river artPink Floyd's The Endless River has helped boost vinyl sales in the UK

Currently David Bowie’s new best of collection, Nothing Has Changed, holds the top spot on the vinyl chart replacing last week’s number one Pink Floyd’s The Endless River.

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Good Way To Go - Pink Floyd's "Endless River" Tops UK Chart


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And they’re back! By them, I obviously mean Pink Floyd and by back, I mean their new album , The Endless River, has topped the UK chart, making this the first Pink Floyd album in ten years to reach the milestone.

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They did indeed beat One Direction!

They did give one hell of a teaser though, announcing that The Endless River would be their last ever album. How could fans resist buying it, after that kind of threat? On its release, The Endless River became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies during the last week.

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There's Hope For Us Yet! Pink Floyd Likely To Beat One Direction


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It's frustrating for any musical connoisseur that carefully manipulated pop reigns highest on most music charts, but it looks like psychedelic legends Pink Floyd could beat One Direction on Amazon's most pre-ordered albums list with their final release 'The Endless River'.

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Pink Floyd could beat One Direction with their final release

The band, whose last album ten years ago entitled 'The Division Bell' became a worldwide number one, managed to easily overtake Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' as most pre-ordered album of 2014 and now their new record may be held up as the most pre-ordered of all time - a title currently held by One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'.

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Stephen Hawking To Feature On New Pink Floyd Album ‘The Endless River’


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The voice of physicist Stephen Hawking will appear on Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River, on a tracked titled, ‘Talkin' Hawkin.’

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It’s not the first time the band have used the physicist's synthesised voice. Hawking can be heard narrating, ‘Keep Talkin’’ a track from The Division Bell which sampled a British Telecom advert featuring the professor. ‘Talkin' Hawkin’ is not thought to be a sequel to the 1994 track.

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Pink Floyd Reveal Artwork For New Album ‘The Endless River’


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The artwork for Pink Floyd’s long awaited new album, The Endless River was revealed this week at London’s South Bank with an eight metre lit installation. The artwork, which also appeared on buildings in various cities around the world, was created for the band by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist.

Pink Floyd the endless river artThe Endless River cover by Ahmed Emad Eldin

The mostly instrumental album will be made up of material which originated from 1994’s Division Bell session. The band have since revisited the songs, which were created with member Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008.

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Pink Floyd. "The Endless River." This November. It's Happening


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Stop everything that you’re doing right now. Pink Floyd have a new album coming out in November. No, seriously. The rock icons are releasing their first album in two decades in less than two months.

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Pink Floyd in concert - so does this mean there's a tour coming up?

The new record, bearing the title The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, the band's keyboardist who died in 2008, the band said on its website. It’s made up of the leftovers from Wright’s recording sessions with guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason from 1993 for their last album, 1994’s The Division Bell.

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Roger Waters Concedes 'The Wall' Is "Anti-War, Protest Movie"


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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says his new movie Roger Waters: The Wall should be viewed as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than a concert documentary. The movie - which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (September 6, 2014) - documents Waters' three yearlong The Wall Live tour.

Roger WatersRoger Waters' movie received a standing ovation from the Toronto crowd

However, it also includes sections of Waters visiting war cemeteries, including the grave of his father, who died in World War I. The concert itself features projections of veterans and people who died in wars.

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Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd Thursday 23rd August 2012 Leighton Meester wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt on the set of 'Gossip Girl'

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Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl and Pink Floyd
Leighton Meester and Gossip Girl

Roger Waters and Pink Floyd - Bassist Roger Waters of Pink Floyd New York City, USA - the New York premiere of 'The Iron Lady' at the Ziegfeld Theater. Tuesday 13th December 2011

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Pink Floyd and Nick Mason Monday 22nd November 2010 Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason leaving the Ivy restaurant after having dinner London, England

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Pink Floyd and Nick Mason
Pink Floyd and Nick Mason
Pink Floyd and Nick Mason

Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena Sunday 5th July 2009 Australian Pink Floyd play the opening concert of the 'summer pops' at the liverpool echo arena Liverpool, England

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Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena
Pink Floyd and Liverpool Echo Arena

Jason Sawford and Pink Floyd - Sunday 10th February 2008 at Rockhal Ezch-Sur-Alzete,Luxembourg

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