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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today's Gig


On June 28 1967, The Pink Floyd played in the Dance Hall at the Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, Middlesex.

"Built in 1830, the Eel Pie Island Hotel had always been known for its musical attractions. Charles Dickens made mention of the hotel in Nicholas Nickleby as a place where one could 'dance to the music of a locomotive band'. With the advent of the hotel’s famous sprung dance floor in 1898, balls and tea dances became regular events."

This is a recent article called Eel Pie Island Records with some interesting memories of the Eel Pie music scene:
http://www.timeout.com/london/features/267.html


"Trying to talk to him was like trying to talk to a brick wall because his face was so expressionless. His lyrics were simple and child-like and he was like a child in many ways - up one minute and down the next. I often wondered what the hell he was doing in the music business." Norman Smith, producer





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