Pink Floydz – A Fleeting Glimpse – Established 1998
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Established June 1998 the site has taken 21 years to build and has seen MULTI MILLIONS of visitors.
If you haven’t been here before, get set to discover one of the most comprehensive Pink Floyd/Roger Waters/David Gilmour sites on the internet!
Originally founded by Col Turner (Who ran this site for 19 years.) In 2017 it was handed over to Editor-In-ChiefLiam Creedon.
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Phil Taylor, guitar technician to David Gilmour for some 45 years, has released an updated Fourth Edition of his book ‘The Black Strat: A History Of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster’
“After 49 years of ownership, The Black Strat, David Gilmour’s iconic black Fender Stratocaster, was auctioned for charity at Christie’s New York in June 2019, along with 124 more of his instruments. The auction raised an incredible sum for David’s chosen charity, ClientEarth, an environmental law charity, with The Black Strat guitar itself becoming the world’s most expensive guitar. The fourth edition of Phil Taylor’s heavily illustrated book encapsulates the entire history of the instrument, from it’s origins through to just before the recent auction and is available now, exclusively from Amazon.”
The book is a fantastic deep dive in to the history of the famous instrument. It’s full to the brim with technical details, stories from the studio and on the road, as well as plenty of photographs.
Having been out of print for some time now, it’s great to see the updated book available once again.
Prog Magazine have announced that Nick Mason is to be honoured with the coveted Prog God award at this year’s ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Laura Here
He will join such luminaries as Tony Banks, Jon Anderson, Carl Palmer and Peter Gabriel.
In an interview with Prog Magazine, Mason said “I’m all in favour of recognition for drummers, particularly when it’s me, so I’m really delighted to be recognised as Prog God. It’s hard to believe that it was over 50 years ago that the music we know as prog rock was born, and it’s still being celebrated, played and developed in the 21st century. Long may it continue!”
The 2019 Progressive Music Awards will take place on the 12th of September at the Underglobe Theatre in London.
GOOD NEWS. We have been able to obtain the services of Pink Floyd Fanatic Sean Pincombe who will be making occasional news contributions to this site. In future weeks we may be seeking further contributors, so keep an eye open for that if you are interested. Thanks for all the support you have shown over the last little while, I’m really flattered to think a whole bunch of Floyd fans have seen fit to write, including some VERY close to the band.
Pink Floyd - A Fleeting GlimpsePosted on by Liam C
The news that David Gilmour will auction 120 instruments from his awe-inspiring gear collection this June pretty much broke the guitar internet. Now the Pink Floyd man has announced a three-part podcast series – The David Gilmour Podcast – in which he discusses the collection’s highlights with host Matt Everitt.
The episodes will be released weekly beginning Friday 31 May ahead of the auction itself, which will take place on 20 June at Christie’s Auction House in New York.
Episode one (31 May) will focus on his 1969 Black Strat, which was first purchased in New York in 1970 and was extensively modded by Gilmour. It has been used throughout his career ever since, most notably on the solo for Comfortably Numb, not to mention Money and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Gilmour’s tech Phil Taylor literally wrote a book about this guitar’s history.
The second episode (7 June) will see Gilmour demo and discuss two Martin instruments – including a 1971 Martin D-12-28 – collectively dubbed the Wish You Were Here acoustics, due to their use on Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic.
The third and final instalment of the series is due 14 June and looks at Gimour’s White 1954 Strat. Noted for its 0001 serial number (although it was not actually the very first Strat off the line), it was previously owned by legendary pickup guru Seymour Duncan.
Pink Floyd - A Fleeting GlimpsePosted on by Liam C
In 1984, Dave Harris of Fashion and Richard Wright of Pink Floyd released the album Identity under the name Zee.
Garrett and Tom from Triple Threat interview Dave Harris about the making of the album and the new re-released Identity 2019 album.