Pink Floyd and their mortal remains
An exhibition chronicles the history of the legendary rock band
13 May, 2017
A dummy is placed in front of a TV showing the film The Wall.
The Division Bell metal heads.
Nick Mason poses with the Abbey Road`s studio recording console at Bonham`s Auction House in London, 20 March 2017.
A high-tech display entitled The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is hosted by the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition dedicated to the iconic moments in the legendary British rock band’s over 50-year-long oeuvre will be open to visitors from 13 May until 1 October.
The display marks the 50th anniversary from the release of Pink Floyd’s first single Arnold Layne and their first studio album – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).
This is an audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design, and staging of the band – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and vocalist David Gilmour, who replaced Barrett in 1968. Two of them, Barrett and Wright, are no longer among the living.
The exhibition shows many of the musical instruments the band used in studio recordings or live performances, hand-written song lyrics and original drawings, posters and even comic books inspired by Pink Floyd songs, newspaper articles about the band, many photos of the members, footage of interviews and concerts given by the musicians during various stages of their career and various artistic personages used during live gigs. One such example is a giant inflatable teacher – a character in the cult video for the single Another Brick in the Wall of the 1979 conceptual album The Wall.