Posted: 3:35 pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

“Speak to Me”, Assorted Lunatics! 

By Pete Rizzo

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“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.

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