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Written by Matt   
Sunday, 23 November 2014

BBC MastermindOn Friday evening, BBC One TV's Mastermind included Pink Floyd as one of the contestants' chosen subjects, and you can now see how YOU might have done if sat in the intimidating black chair, as we have all the posed questions below!

For those of you unfamiliar with this show, in a nutshell, four contestants take it in turns to answer questions over two rounds, against the clock. The first two-minute round comprises questions on each contestant's chosen specialist subject, and the second two-minute round tests general knowledge. The winner of each contest goes forward to the next knockout phase of the competition. It is one of the most popular quiz programmes on television, having run for forty-two years.

It's only the second time in the programme's history that someone has chosen to answer questions about Pink Floyd. Now it's time to test yourself - how many of the following do you know the answer to?

Here are the questions, exactly as asked by the programme’s host:

  1. What was the name of the founder member of Pink Floyd who wrote most of the songs on their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and who left the group in early 1968?
  2. At which EMI studios were the group’s early albums predominantly recorded?
  3. At which London venue did the group play The Dark Side of the Moon in full over a four-night stand in February 1972?
  4. The group’s fourth UK single was the first to include David Gilmour, Barrett’s replacement. What was it called?
  5. Pink Floyd played the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park in July 2005. The set list consisted of Speak To Me, Breathe, Money, Wish You Were Here and which other song, from The Wall album?
  6. At which club, run by the producer Joe Boyd in the basement of the Blarney Club on Tottenham Court Road, did Pink Floyd appear regularly in 1967?
  7. What is the title of Pink Floyd’s live double album recorded during the band’s Division Bell tour in ’94 and released the following year?
  8. Under what name did the band perform under at the Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Rock in June 1970?
  9. What was the title of the event held at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre in December 1967? It was one of Syd Barrett’s final stage appearances with Pink Floyd.
  10. Under what title did Pink Floyd release the soundtrack album to Barbet Schroeder’s 1972 film La Vallee?
  11. On which label, a subsidiary of EMI, were the band’s UK records released from 1969 until 1983?
  12. The instrumental piece Careful With That Axe Eugene was reworked for the 1970 film Zabriskie Point. What title is it given on the soundtrack?
  13. In 1987 the band released its 13th studio album and the first since the departure of the lyricist and bass guitarist Roger Waters two years earlier. What’s it called?

Question 8 is clearly wrongly worded - we presume that what they actually meant to ask was: “Under what name did the band perform the piece Atom Heart Mother under at the Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Rock in June 1970?” It could be enough to throw anyone getting an oddly worded question like that in the midst of a two-minute rapid fire quiz section!

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