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Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

I am researching a book about psychedelic rockers Pink Floyd, famed for their 1979 hit Another Brick In The Wall and their fabulous stage effects, including the inflatable pig Algie, who once slipped his moorings at Battersea Power Station and flew off across London.

Before selling out arenas around the world, Pink Floyd started out playing much smaller venues, including performances in Belfast at the Starlight Ballroom, the Flamingo in Ballymena in September 1967, at Queen's University, Belfast in November 1967 (supporting Jimi Hendrix), at the Whitla Hall in March 1968 and at Ulster Hall in June 1969.

I'm interested in capturing people's memories of these gigs for posterity and, hopefully, in the process, tell the band's story in a slightly different way via first-hand accounts of these earliest shows.

I'd love to hear from anyone who saw them in their early career and I can be reached at isawpinkfloyd@gmail.com, or 1 Totnes Road, Manchester, M21 8XF.

RICHARD HOUGHTON

Manchester

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