Pink Floyd In 1960s London

£12.00 - £15.00

 

Discover the origins of one of history's biggest bands - Pink Floyd.

 

A walking tour for fans AND newbies.

 

Architecture students Roger Waters, Nick Mason & Richard Wright met at Regent Street Polytechnic in 1963. They founded R&B combo Sigma 6 (later the Screaming Abdabs and then The Tea Set) and were joined in '64 by charismatic painter & songwriter Syd Barrett.

 

Syd melded the blues singers FLOYD council & PINK Anderson for the band's new name and brought an oh-so English take to their psychedelic sound.

 

The troubled Barrett has become a cult figure despite leaving the band in '68. His drug use and reclusive final years are the stuff of rock'n'roll legend.

 

David Gilmour (an old Cambridge friend of both Barrett & Waters) replaced Syd, and, with Waters as principal writer, they went on to sell millions of records over a period of 15 years of groundbreaking rock music followed by 20 years of very public artistic differences.

 

Five decades on, Floyd records still sell, new Sydologists join the cult every year and the debate rages on: Waters or Gilmour: which side are you on?

 

Have a cigar, you're gonna go far... This is Pink Floyd's London.

 

 

We will visit…

 

The site of the UFO Club

The site of Middle Earth

Regent Sound Studios

Denmark Street

The Regent Street Polytechnic

The BBC

 

Meet at Leicester Square tube station.

 

Small group guaranteed – group size strictly limited to 10 persons.

Minimum group size 3 people - in the unlikely event that the walk has to be cancelled you will be given 24 hours notice and a re-schedule option or a full refund

 

Sunday 11th October 2020

Meet at Leicester Square Tube 10.45am 

 

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A VIRTUAL TOUR – CLICK HERE

  


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