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The news of the band and its members and former members are reported here. Possibly, it can also have OTL news.


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    August 4th, 1967: The Pink Floyd releases the first studio album called The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The album made a big success on the United Kingdom with the 6th position in the chart.
  • November 4th, 1967: Syd Barrett shows psychological problems during the presentation on the American Bandstand of the single, Apples and Oranges.
  • November 14th, 1967: Starts the Jimi Hendrix Experience Tour, with the perfomance of the Pink Floyd.


  • 1967/68: Syd Barrett invites David Gilmour to enter in the Pink Floyd. The band made some shows on January with all the members before Barrett leave the band.
  • May 1968: The Pink Floyd released a press statement via EMI that Syd Barrett had left the band, due to psychological problems. The last try to compose a song, Barrett showed to the band the song "Have You Got It Yet?". But it soon became impossibly difficult to learn and they eventually realised that while they were practising it, Barrett kept changing the arrangement.
  • June 28th, 1968: The band releases they second studio album, A Saucerful of Secrets. The album was led by Wright and Waters. They made most of the songs. It had one composition of Barrett, Jugband Blues.


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    October 16th, 1969:
    The Pink Floyd releases the conceptual piece and double studio album, The Man and The Journey. As More, the album had a brutal change to its predecessors (A Saucerful of Secrets, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn). Songs that stood out were, The Narrow Way, Nightmare, and the avant-garde piece, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.
  • November 2nd, 1969: The Pink Floyd starts the second tour to promote they new album, The Man and The Journey. The Setlist contains the songs from the album, and two encores (Astronomy Domine; Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun).
  • December 1969: The tour is interrupted for the Zabriskie Point Sessions. From seven songs recorded, only three were used (Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up; Crumbling Land and Heart Beat, Pig Meat). Some songs like The Violent Sequence, Rain in the Country and The Red Queen were reused on future albums.


  • January 3rd, 1970: Syd Barrett releases your first solo album, The Madcap Laughs, with the help of David Gilmour and Roger Waters. The song "Clowns and Jugglers" was released as a single.
  • March 18th, 1970: Michelangelo Antonioni's counter-culture movie Zabriskie Point was premiered in New York.
  • June 1st, 1970: Pink Floyd starts a new tour named "The Imaginary Western Tour", later renamed to "Atom Heart Mother World Tour". The tour presented two of three unreleased songs from the Zabriskie Point Sessions, Rain in the Country, Red Queen Gardens and the main piece, Atom Heart Mother Suite (named, Epic and The Amazing Pudding, before). The Tour was presented in the UK, Netherlands and France.
  • October 2nd, 1970: Pink Floyd's fourth studio album Atom Heart Mother was released in the UK, and was the first album from the band to reach the 1st position on the UK Charts. The song "Summer '68" and "Rain in the Country" were released as singles.
  • November 14th, 1970: Syd Barrett releases your second solo album, named simply "Barrett", with the help of David Gilmour (in the bass), and Richard Wright. Songs that stood out were Baby Lemonade, Dominoes, Gigolo Aunt and Effervescing Elephant.


  • April 8th, 1971: Pink Floyd makes a conceptual show called "Nothing 1-24", in London. The show is the basis to the future album, Meddle.
  • May 15th, 1971: The first show of the tour with the inclusion of the song "The Return of the Son of Nothing".
  • 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th October, 1971: Pink Floyd presents on the Roman Amphitheatre in Pompeii. The concert was filmed to the documentary film, Live at Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben.
  • October 31st, 1971: Pink Floyd's fifth studio album is released worldwide. The album, Meddle, reached the first position on the UK charts. One Of These Days is released as a single, and The Return of the Son of Nothing (Echoes) stands out on the album.


  • January 20th, 1972: The Dark Side of the Moon is played for the first time in public, at the Brighton Dome. While the band was playing the Mortality Sequence and Money, they had to abandon the songs due to technical problems.
  • January 21st, 1972: Dark Side of the Moon is played entirely, this time, in Portsmouth.
  • February 23rd, 1972: Pink Floyd starts the production for the soundtrack of the film "La Vallée", from Barber Schroeder.
  • April 6th, 1972: Pink Floyd finished mixing the soundtrack to La Vallée, now called Obscured By Clouds, at London's Morgan Studios.

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