LETTER: Pink Floyd in Rotherham

By READER | 19/07/2017

LETTER: Pink Floyd in Rotherham

I AM researching a book about psychedelic rockers Pink Floyd, famed for their 1979 hit Another Brick In The Wall and their fabulous stage effects, including the inflatable pig Algie who once slipped his moorings at Battersea Power Station and flew off across London.

Before selling out arenas around the world, Pink Floyd started out playing smaller venues, including a performance in Rotherham at the Clifton Hall in March 1967.

I’m interested in capturing people’s memories of this gig for posterity and hopefully in the process telling the band’s story in a slightly different way via firsthand accounts of their earliest shows.

I’d love to hear from anyone who saw them in their early career and I can be reached at isawpinkfloyd@gmail.com.

Richard Houghton, 1 Totnes Road, Manchester, M21 8XF, 07717 581435