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Today, 1976, the 2nd of 3 days photography of Algie the pig took place at Battersea Power Station for the cover of Animals. On this particular day, the marksman (ready to shoot the inflatable if it got away) WASN'T hired, and inevitably, Algie's ropes slipped & the pig flew away.
At a fairly recent trade show in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Steven Latham (pictured, with Brian Speckhals) was bedecked in a suit decorated with lightbulbs - as seen on the Delicate Sound Of Thunder cover - in order to promote their booth's raffle prize of Pink Floyd albums!
Today we mark the 1975 release of Wish You Were Here, the cover imagery representing absence in a variety of ways. Recordings for the album began as early as January 1974, with the majority being done during the first part of the following year...
"Remember when you were young, You shone like the sun..." The opening lyrics to the Wish You Were Here album, released today, 1975.
"So, so you think you can tell Heaven from hell Blue skies from pain Can you tell a green field From a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell?"
A very happy birthday to Roger Waters, celebrating his 73rd birthday today!