Pink Floyd - were you there?
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 18 June 2017

Music writer Richard Houghton is researching a book about Pink Floyd and is asking for fans who saw them perform live in the late 1960s and early 1970s to get in touch with their memories.

Houghton has written 'people's histories' of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Who, and is now looking to do the same with Pink Floyd in order to tell their story in the words of the fans who were there.

Houghton said: "I'm interested in capturing people's memories for posterity and hopefully telling the band's story in a slightly different way via first hand account of their earliest shows."

Houghton's recently published The Who: I Was There shows the concept, and it is an interesting one. Organised chronologically, it has recollections from those who attended the shows - some just a couple of lines, others providing much more lengthy trips down memory lane. The book is peppered with black and white pictures - ticket scans, photos of the band in action, posters, and suchlike. With over 400 contributors, there's a wide variety of memories and experiences, and makes for an interesting read.

Richard can be reached at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  and his book, Pink Floyd - I Was There is scheduled for publication by Red Planet Books in 2018. From our perspective, it would be great to see contributions from the Brain Damage readership within the book...