Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Golf, Fine Wines and Match of the Day - Jill Furmanovsky remembers Pink Floyd

Floyd not drug crazed hippies shock!
Roger Waters played golf!
Hobbies on the road were fine wines and sport!

Jill Furmanovsky by Nick Mason

In the audio clip below photographer Jill Furmanovsky recalls hanging out with Pink Floyd around the time they were making Dark Side of the Moon. Apparently the band were more interested in watching football than taking drugs...

An interesting listen.
Beggars the question of how many of those excess fueled shenanigans from the 1960s and 70s (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Stones etc) are in fact just myths and legends exaggerated and reinforced by time, the tabloid press and our own need for (rock and roll) fantasy.

Pink Floyd discussing if favourites Leeds United or plucky 2nd division underdogs Sunderland will win the 1973 cup final.
Nick Mason studies the wine list.
Photo - Jill Furmanovsky

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More stranger than known
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