To mark the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd turning professional, the Royal Mail is releasing a limited edition collection of 10 stamps bearing various artworks and live performance shots.
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.
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The Pink Floyd guitarist has scored his second solo number one album in the UK.
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 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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The inflatable, which appears on the front cover of the album 'Animals', has been offered back to Pink Floyd after mistakenly going up for sale.
Pink Floyd’s famous inflatable pig – known as ‘Algie’ – has been withdrawn from auction after being mistakenly placed on sale having spent decades gathering dust in storage.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.
Roger Waters, Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter
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Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ has become the the fastest-selling vinyl album this century.
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'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.
Pink Floyd's last ever album went straight to Number 1.
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.
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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Real music fans, prepare to rejoice as Pink Floyd become bigger than One Direction. Sort of.
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'.
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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The legendary band’s first new album in 20 years is released on November 10th.
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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Legendary band are just over a month away from releasing their first album in two decades.
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.
The 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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After some hints earlier this year, there is now a definite release date and title.
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.
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 is open about the fact that his new movie is less of a concert documentary, and more of an anti-war film.
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 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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According to Pink Floyd's Point Me At The Sky, by which year did you need to be exceedingly thin, predicting a population explosion?
A photoshoot in 1967 for UK girl's magazine, Jackie... https://t.co/rveKZdtPrG
The final show in London, 1989, saw the Floyd take the stage in the afternoon to give enough time to get to the next venue on the tour...
Today in 1989, Pink Floyd's set of six shows at London's now long-gone Dockland's Arena began. What was unusual about the final concert?
The perfect end to Pink Floyd's set at the London Live 8 concert, 11 years ago today: https://t.co/mFaxkxIkqd
Another look behind the scenes of the Live 8 rehearsals in 2005... https://t.co/NcPI2bjXcm
Here's the first of two Live 8 rehearsal pictures from June 2005... https://t.co/koCHSlNPi4
Today, 1968, Pink Floyd's A Saucerful of Secrets was released and included, on one track, both Syd and David - but do you know which track?
Additional production seats for David Gilmour's London shows on Sept 25, 28, 29 and 30 just released, on sale now: https://t.co/Rf85SNptOc
Just announced: David Gilmour playing 5th show at Royal Albert Hall, Sept 23rd, on sale 30th June at 10am (UK). https://t.co/ofuu9pvGDp.
Tickets for this 1977 show were just $10.60 in advance... https://t.co/FwZGeK4a8H
Recorded early '69, the Floyd's album for the movie More enabled fans to hear the music properly, rather than the snatches heard in the film
The Pink Floyd Studio Album Collection - more details at https://t.co/iqxnAToBZY https://t.co/YFelhTXE6a
What was the first Pink Floyd song that you heard - and what did you think?
Pink Floyd's 1995 album PULSE on CD included a flashing LED. Some died after six months, others lasted years. How long did yours flash for?
The Pink Floyd Store is offering a variety of exclusive vinyl and merchandise bundles, at https://t.co/y0sOZCrnCg https://t.co/OgwkkMNXLQ
Out today, the first four albums, available on vinyl for the first time in over two decades: https://t.co/iqxnAToBZY https://t.co/fri3J9HoKl