Posted: 3:35 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. In the case of Pink Floyd, you can probably substitute “a thousand miles” with “rock immortality” seeing as they took their first step towards that old Chinese proverb 45 years ago.
January 20, 1972 was the night Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Mick Mason and Rick Wright played live the first tunes of a new album they were at the time calling “Eclipse”. Or I should probably say ‘tried to play’ as their set was fraught with technical issues.
‘Eclipse’ was then changed to ‘A Piece for Assorted Lunatics’ and, roughly a year later, would ultimately come to be known as, of course, “Dark Side of the Moon”, only one of the most legendary rock albums of all time.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.