Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pink Floyd plays Pompeii

Pink Floyd played the first of four nights at the Roman Ampitheater, Pompeii, Italy for their Live in Pompeii album on October 4, 1971.

Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd Pompeii

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy.

It was directed by Adrian Maben and recorded in the month of October using studio-quality 24-track recorders without a live audience.

Pink Floyd performances of "Echoes," "A Saucerful of Secrets," and "One of These Days" were filmed from October 4, 1971 to October 7, 1971.

The remaining songs were filmed in a Paris studio, along with additional front projection footage for insertion into the Pompeii performances. The sequences in Paris were filmed in late 1971/early 1972, and can be distinguished by the absence of Richard Wright's beard. This version was released in cinemas in September 1972 and is also included on the DVD edition as an extra feature.

In August 1974, another version was released combining the original film with supposed recording sessions of The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios. These sessions were actually staged for the film, as the recording of the album had been completed when these sessions were filmed in January 1973 and the band was mixing the album at the time.

Retro History for October 4 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1987 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
1987 Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
1986 New York Yankee Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
1986 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
1985 Henry G. Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1985 Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley - CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
1984 Yankees clinch AL East
1983 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1982 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany
1981 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1981 Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
1981 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
1980 Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1978 Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1977 Pier 39 opens in San Francisco
1976 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
1974 John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album
1973 Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1972 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1971 Pink Floyd played the first of four nights at the Roman Ampitheater, Pompeii, Italy for their Live in Pompeii album.
1971 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
1969 U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand, 51 died
1967 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers
1966 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1965 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 56 performances
1965 Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
1964 Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss and Ga
1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1964 Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
1964 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
1964 Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St. Louis
1963 Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti
1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government
1962 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
1962 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)
1959 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
1959 Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
1959 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
1959 U.S.S.R. Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
1958 5th French republic forms
1957 "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 Reverend Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
1953 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 356 performances
1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam

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Vintage Retro Music & Retro Pop Culture is our passion and what we LOVE. We keep it going everyday for the love of producing it for you to enjoy. Thanks for viewing. Much Peace! Pink Floyd played the first of four nights at the Roman Ampitheater, Pompeii, Italy for their Live in Pompeii album on October 4, 1971.

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