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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Today In Syd History

14 hour technicolor dream, joe boyd
On April 29 1967, Pink Floyd took a early morning ferry to Holland to perform a gig for the Dutch TV program 'Fan Club' in Amsterdam (venue unknown). Later that day, they returned to England for the gig (often described as the apex of performances given by Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd) in the early morning hours of April 30 - the legendary 14 Hour Technicolour Dream, (International Times Free Speech Benefit) at the Alexandra Palace in London. The rumours persist that this concert was filmed in its entirety (there were 2 film crews in attendance), and although there is footage of John Lennon amongst the crowd and Yoko Ono directing a 'happening' (John and Yoko hadn't met at this point), a visual recording of Pink Floyd's magical set still remains the Holy Grail amongst Sydfans. For an in depth description of this event, check out this excerpt from Julian Palacios' book 'Lost In The Woods' at:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the 'Love-In Festival' was held at Alexandra Palace, 29 July 1967.

May 26, 2016 at 4:56 PM  

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