London muster celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd


A new muster celebrating a career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to a stone group’s famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday.

The Victoria and Albert Museum hosts “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains”, to symbol a 50th anniversary of a recover of a British band’s entrance album, “The Piper during a Gates of Dawn”.

“It’s not only about nostalgia,” pronounced Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who worked with a designers behind some of a band’s many mythological manuscript artwork, Aubrey “Po” Powell and Storm Thorgerson, to detect and arise a exhibition.

“Fifty years always seems like a good moment, and a law of a matter is that we’re not all here forever. We’ve mislaid dual of a rope over a years,” he said, referring to strange lead guitarist and categorical songwriter Syd Barrett and keyboardist Rick Wright, “and it’s so important…if we wish to tell these stories to do it when people are still around to tell them.”

The muster is an audio-visual account of Pink Floyd’s arise from a darlings of London’s subterraneous song theatre in a late 1960s to tellurian stardom and a career that saw them sell over 250 million albums.

Visitors enter by an oversized distraction of a outpost that carried Pink Floyd to their early gigs, and can perspective over 350 artifacts trimming from strange unison posters to guitars from a band’s career in further to unreleased footage of a organisation during work.

Iconic imagery operation from a image of London’s Battersea energy station, that featured in a cover art for a band’s 1977 “Animals” album, and a wall, finish with a soaring conduct teacher, that was partial of a theatre set on their 1980-1981 debate for “The Wall” album.

(Reporting by Reuters Television essay by Mark Hanrahan; modifying by Mark Heinrich)


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