Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Translate

Statistics

We have 20 guests online
Visitors: 34390114
black strat book
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Latest News viagra australia
viagra online
viagra sale
cialis online
cialis australia
David Gilmour on Pink Floyd's moon-landing jam Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009

Under the heading, "My moon-landing jam session", David Gilmour talks at length in today's Guardian (UK) newspaper of Pink Floyd's atmospheric tune "Moonhead", performed live on July 20th 1969 in a BBC TV studio.

In the article (also online), David notes that "there was a panel of scientists on one side of the studio, with us on the other. The programming was a little looser in those days, and if a producer of a late-night programme felt like it, they would do something a bit off the wall. Funnily enough I've never really heard it since, but it is on YouTube [see below]. They were broadcasting the moon landing and they thought that to provide a bit of a break they would show us jamming. It was only about five minutes long. The song was called Moonhead - it's a nice, atmospheric, spacey, 12-bar blues.

"I also remember at the time being in my flat in London, gazing up at the moon, and thinking, "There are actually people standing up there right now." It brought it home to me powerfully, that you could be looking up at the moon and there would be people standing on it".

In the article, printed in a special issue of the newspaper's G2 supplement ('Mission To The Moon: 40 Years On'), he also noted that "it was fantastic to be thinking that we were in there making up a piece of music, while the astronauts were standing on the moon. It doesn't seem conceivable that that would happen on the BBC nowadays".

 
< Prev   Next >
Amazon UKAmazon USAAmazon GermanyAmazon FranceAmazon Canada
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar
Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd & Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2014.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design