An intimate portrait of the nascence of Pink Floyd from the man who wrote the first newspaper article about them in 1966, following their career from its beginning to the 1972 release of Dark Side Of The Moon. Includes many candid and rare photographs of the band live, in the studio and in private.
This is the compelling story of the group that gave alternative London its first real soundtrack and launched on the rock world a radical combination of music, light shows and pyrotechnic stage effects. This is Pink Floyd: The Early Years, a revealing diary of the bands daily routine, from their roots in Cambridge to cult status in Sixties London. Author Barry Miles saw the band play when they were still called The Pink Floyd Sound and he wrote the first ever article about them for a New York underground newspaper in 1966. He also knew the band members socially, witnessed the rapid decline of Syd Barrett, and became actively involved in setting up some of Floyd s major gigs. Don t miss this book about these important stewards of rock n roll!