peter gilmoure

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Pink Floyd. Ummagumma. Harvest/EMI Records. 1969.

Childhood pictures of bandmembers are life

Keith Moon

Roger Waters (on his mother’s knees)

Peter Tork

John Deacon

Brian Jones

Pete Townshend

Mike Nesmith

John Entwistle

John Lennon

George Harrison (with his mother)

Roger Daltrey

Mick Jagger

Keith Richards

Syd Barrett

Brian May

Freddie Mercury

John Bonham

David Bowie

David Gilmour

Robert Plant

Roger Taylor

Jimmy Page

Rod Stewart

Ringo Starr

Charlie Watts

BONUS:

Brian Epstein

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Progressive Rock Singers ✺

geddylee "we are merely players, performers and portrayers"
petergabriel "he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune"
iananderson "let me make you a present of song"
davidgilmour "and no one sings me lullabies"
derekshulman "don't sing a tune to yourself"
greglake "want to be the singer, do you want to be the song"
justinhayward "i'm just a singer in a rock and roll band"
jonanderson "maybe i'll just sing awhile,then give you a call"
philcollins "the music's playing, the notes are right"
rogerwaters "and who calls the tune in the courtroom?"

March 27 - Pink Floyd released Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 in the U.K. 14 years ago today. The live album was mixed from multiple performances of The Wall recorded almost 20 years earlier at Earls Court, August 7-9, 1980 and June 13-17, 1981.

The cover shows the four Floyd masks worn by the “surrogate band” (Andy Bown as Roger Waters, Snowy White in 1980 and Andy Roberts in 1981 as David Gilmour, Peter Wood as Rick Wright, and Willie Wilson as Nick Mason) at the start of the show. The deception played off the idea that Pink Floyd concerts were such grand spectacles that it didn’t really matter who was on stage.

Goodbye Blue Sky and part of Run Like Hell are from the June 17, 1981 concert, which was the final performance of Pink Floyd with Roger Waters until the Live 8 reunion in 2005.