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mikepf
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posted 08-29-2012 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love it when two of my interests converge. I just heard a radio DJ talking about Neil Armstrong mention that Pink Floyd was performing live in the same BBC studio that the Apollo 11 landing coverage was being broadcast. Pretty neat. I don't remember hearing about this before. So did any of you over there hear or see this live way back then?

Fezman92
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posted 08-29-2012 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oddly enough I stumbled on the same thing a few days ago. Apparently Pink Floyd played a few unreleased songs made just for the moon landing.

Just put "Moonhead Pink Floyd" into YouTube and you will get a few videos with the song. It can be found in bootleg copies of concerts and I found a website that has all of those songs which is unofficially called the "moonhead" album.

If you are interested I can send it to you. It is very er... shall we call it.. trippy stuff even by Floyd standards.

mikepf
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posted 08-29-2012 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I did find them on YouTube, and agree, it's "interesting" material. Like I said, its pretty cool when my different interests have a cross-over like this. I am curious to hear if anyone heard it live at the time and what they thought of it then.

Steve Procter
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posted 09-03-2012 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sort of Apollo 11 and Pink Floyd related is a remark made by Buzz Aldrin whilst giving a lecture over here in the UK a few years back. I think it was along the lines of "We went around the far side of the moon, not the dark side, that's Pink Floyd..."

Paul23
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posted 09-06-2012 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a documentary on the BBC a couple of years ago called 'Pink Floyd: Which One's Pink' which contained footage of the band playing music along with the Apollo 11 footage. It has been repeated occasionally and is certainly worth a watch.

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