Pink Floyd exhibition announced

Culture Desk

The Victoria and Albert Museum is hoping to replicate the success of its David Bowie exhibition with a major retrospective of Pink Floyd.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, marking 50 years since the release of the band’s first single, will include a laser light show and previously unseen concert footage, reports BBC.
The ‘immersive’ show will feature 350 objects and artefacts, including instruments and original artworks.
It will run from May to October 2017.
The V&A promised ‘an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world” which will “chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day’.
Pink Floyd were formed in 1965 by four students – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason. Waters, Wright and Mason had met while studying at the Regent Street Polytechnic.
Barrett left three years later after one album and was replaced by guitarist David Gilmour.
The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide – including 1973’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, which stayed in the US album chart for more than a decade.
Drummer Mason attended the launch at the London museum, which flew a giant inflatable pig over its roof for the occasion – like the one pictured above Battersea Power Station on the cover of the 1977 album Animals.
Mason said the other remaining members of the band are collaborating with the show – despite the fact he was the only one present at the launch.
‘There was a school of thought that I’d been not enormously excited about it but that’s not quite true,’ he said. ‘Maybe it was one of the others. I’d always seen it as possible.

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