7 Facts About Pink Floyd

1. Music of Pink Floyd influenced numerous artists; David Bowie called Barrett a significant inspiration, and The Edge of U2 bought his first delay pedal after hearing the opening guitar chords to "Dogs" from Animals.

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2. In November 2015, Pink Floyd released a limited edition EP, 1965: Their First Recordings, comprising six songs recorded prior to The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

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3. In 1975, Pink Floyd bought a three-storey group of church halls at 35 Britannia Row in Islington and began converting the building into a recording studio and storage space.

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4. In 1971, Pink Floyd took second place in a reader's poll, in Melody Maker, and for the first time were making a profit.

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5. In 1968, Pink Floyd returned to Abbey Road Studios to record their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

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6. In early March 1968, Pink Floyd met with business partners Jenner and King to discuss the band's future; Barrett agreed to leave.

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7. In 1967, Pink Floyd began to attract the attention of the music industry.

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