PINK FLOYD 1974 WEMBLEY TICKET
Item description: pink Floyd 17th November 1974 concert ticket for Empire Pool, Wembley. White paper with pink and red printing then black over printing.
Size:9cm x 7cm
Condition report: Excellent overall condition.
Background to Pink Floyd: Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass, and Richard Wright on keyboards. They gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett’s leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ (1967). Guitarist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band’s primary lyricist and eventually their dominant songwriter, devising the concepts behind their albums ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973), ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975), ‘Animals’ (1977), ‘The Wall’ (1979) and ‘The Final Cut’ (1983). ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’ became two of the best-selling albums of all time.
Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums, ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ (1987) and ‘The Division Bell’ (1994), and toured until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8, but Gilmour and Waters have since stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, ‘The Endless River’ (2014), was recorded without Waters and largely based on unreleased material from 1993–94.
Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States.
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