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Storm Thorgerson, Who Designed Album Covers For Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Dead at 69

Artist Storm Thorgerson, who created some of the most iconic album covers in rock music history, has died. The designer -- whose creations included the prism artwork on the cover of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' -- passed away peacefully on Thursday.

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40 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Release ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

The numbers attached to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ are pretty impressive. More than 50 million copies sold worldwide. Fifteen straight years on Billboard’s album chart. Consistently ranked in the Top 10 of many best-albums-ever-made polls. But Pink Floyd’s achievements with their eighth LP go deeper than that. In a way, their 1973 epic changed the way people made and listened to albums. Forty years after its release, there’s still no better head trip -- legally at least -- available.

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Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel + More Added to National Recording Registry

Pink Floyd's legendary 1973 album, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' is one of 25 recordings to be inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The record received the highest number of public nominations among this year's class.

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30 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Final Cut’ Album Released

‘The Final Cut,’ Pink Floyd’s 12th album, last record with Roger Waters and sorta sequel to ‘The Wall’ is many things.

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Roger Waters Calls for Cultural Boycott of Israel

Thirty years after the release of Pink Floyd's 'The Final Cut,' which focused on the early-1980s conflict over the Falkland Islands, Roger Waters is still involved with world politics. These days, he's calling for a South African apartheid-style musical boycott of Israel.

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Pink Floyd Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’

Since its release in 1973, Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' has become one of the best-selling records of all time. The album is certified for sales of more than 15 million in the United States alone, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 for 741 weeks. It celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

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Roger Waters on Pink Floyd: ‘It Was Over in 1985′

Former Pink Floyd maestro Roger Waters may be riding high with a hugely successful touring version of 'The Wall,' but that doesn't mean he would ever consider touring with his former band again. In a recent interview, the singer-songwriter and bass player spoke succinctly about the matter, saying, "It was over in 1985, and it's still over."

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Roger Waters Adds New Song to ‘The Wall’

Since its release in 1979, Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' has journeyed all over the world, playing to audiences during numerous tours (and even being turned into a movie). But through all its guises, the album's song cycle has remained essentially the same -- until recently, that is.

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Turkish Pianist Weds Pink Floyd and Liszt

Pink Floyd and classical music? Oh, it’s been done before – both by practitioners of the ‘fine arts’ and rockers like Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman (see the ‘Us and Them’ project).

But Turkish

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46 Years Ago: Syd Barrett Plays Last Show With Pink Floyd

The shining star that was Syd Barrett played his last ever gig with Pink Floyd on Jan. 20, 1968. Barrett was the main songwriter, lead singer, guitarist and focal point for the psychedelic pioneers from their formation through the end of 1967, at which time, various issues led to his exit from the band.

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Natalie Maines, ‘Mother’ (Pink Floyd Cover) – Song Review

Natalie Maines is supporting the West Memphis Three with a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Mother' for 'West of Memphis: Voices For Justice,' a benefit album for Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin, whose story is told in the 2012 'West of Memphis' documentary. The longtime Dixie Chicks singer's performance only hints at her country pedigree, and leaves behind much of the bravado she's known for. It's a humble, passionate cover.

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Saves London Music Store

Nick Mason, the man behind the drum kit for Pink Floyd, has stepped in to save a favorite childhood haunt from closing its doors. Foote's is the music shop where Mason bought his very first drum kit, and now he, along with the store's sales director, Rob Wilson, are set to buy the business from the family who has owned it since the '30s.

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