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Pink Floyd's Brighton history being researched Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 03 August 2012
Pink Floyd - Brighton Dome, 1972

The Brighton Dome is one of the legendary venues in Pink Floyd's history. The Dome went down in history as the place where the band set out to perform Dark Side Of The Moon live in public for the first time, although it was not without its problems...

Inspired by the Corn Exchange in Paris and originally covered with a huge segmented glass dome, the remarkable Brighton Dome (shown to the right) was designed as the Prince Regent's riding stables and was finally completed in 1805. Part of the famous Royal Pavilion Estate, it was later converted into a Concert Hall in 1866 and became the most fashionable and culturally significant venue in the south. It was restored again in 1935 with a resplendent art-deco interior, and showcased some of the world's biggest names in entertainment.

From 1967 onwards, it became a regular haunt of Pink Floyd, and they chose the venue to start their 1972 tour (see picture, left). The Brighton Dome are currently researching the history of Pink Floyd there, and are looking to petition for a grant to fund research into and recreation of the Dome's rich history with the band.

They are calling on all Floyd fans to register their support by visiting thedarksideofthemoon.co.uk where you'll also find more information on the project.

 
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