Are you a Floyd Freak or a casual fan? Own all the albums, or just listened to them during your smoky college years? Whichever camp you fall into, we bet you’ll be blown away by these wild facts about this psychedelic British band. Plus, there’s a great rare video of them at the end!
For example…did you know it’s estimated that 1 in 12 people own the album Dark Side of the Moon? The band also spent three minutes deciding the iconic pyramid album cover.
“The band trooped in, swept their gaze across the designs, looked at each other, nodded, and said ‘That one,’ pointing at the prism. Took all of three minutes,” designer Storm Thorgerson recalled. “No amount of cajoling would get them to consider any other contender, nor endure further explanation of the prism, or how exactly it might look. ‘That’s it,’ they said in unison, ‘we’ve got to get back to real work,’ and returned forthwith to the studio upstairs.”