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Saturday, 12 August 2017
Nick Sedgwick - In The Pink (not a hunting memoir)

When writer Nick Sedgwick sadly passed away in 2011, Roger Waters stated his wish at that time to publish a Pink Floyd manuscript that Nick had written.

Roger said: "One of my oldest friends, Nick Sedgwick, died this week of brain cancer. I shall miss him a lot. I share this sad news with you all for a good reason. He leaves behind a manuscript, In The Pink (not a hunting memoir). His memoir traces the unfolding of events in 1974 and 1975 concerning both me and Pink Floyd. In the summer of 1974 Nick accompanied me, and my then wife Judy, to Greece. We spent the whole summer there and Nick witnessed the beginnings of the end of that marriage.

"That autumn he travelled with Pink Floyd all round England on The Dark Side Of The Moon Tour. He carried a cassette recorder on which he recorded many conversations and documented the progress of the tour. In the spring of 1975 he came to America with the band and includes his recollections of that time also. When Nick finished the work in 1975 there was some resistance in the band to its publication, not surprising really as none of us comes out of it very well, it's a bit warts and all, so it never saw the light of day."

Featuring historic recollections and never before seen photos, with handwritten annotations and drawings by Roger over the text, In The Pink (not a hunting memoir) was recently published by Roger. It was Nick's wish before his passing that the book be made available to all those interested in that bit of Pink Floyd history. All proceeds will go to Nick's family.

Whilst there are some mistakes in the text, the book gives a flavour of this period of the Floyd's lives, with Roger making additional comments throughout. The first copies quietly appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum shop, amongst the many Pink Floyd items at the end of the exhibition, but now it has wider availability, and you can order direct from the V&A online store, as well as the Roger Waters online store. Roger is also selling the book at the merchandise stands on his current Us + Them tour.

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