Forty years ago today, on March 1st, 1973, progressive rock supergroup Pink Floyd released their album 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' in the USA. Its British release followed a few weeks later, on March 24th.
The album has become one of the most successful recordings of all time. It remained in the charts
for an incredible 741 weeks, from 1973 until 1988, and has sold at least 50 million copies. It's twice been remastered and re-released, most recently in 2011.
Here's a long (50-minute) documentary about the making of 'Dark Side Of The Moon', recorded in 2003.
And here's a full recording of the 2011 re-released version.
Classic indeed! I can remember when it first came out, and the stir it made. It makes me feel terribly old to realize that was forty years ago . . .