Pink Floyd RARE early concert poster (The Roundhouse, London). Keynote are proud to offer one of the earliest known Pink Floyd concert posters; used to promote the “All Night Rave” that launched the radical British paper the’International Times’ at the Roundhouse, London on October 16th 1966. The event was billed as a “pop-op-costume-masque-drag ball”, with guests invited to “bring their own poison”. It was an opulent and provocative night, playing host to screenings, readings and mysterious “happenings”, not to mention performances from Soft Machine and a fledgling Pink Floyd. Although not their earliest performance under the name, it was Floyd’s first gig in front of a significant audience. The band had been discovered earlier in 1966 by London School of Economics lecturer Peter Jenner. Jenner was so impressed that he and his business partner, Andrew King, created Blackhill Enterprises and became the bands management. It was during this period that Jenner suggested they drop the “Sound” part of their name, and the band first became known as simply the Pink Floyd. So much has been written about the night in the years since, that it’s taken on an almost legendary status, with fact and myth often becoming intertwined. In a 2016 interview with Mayer Nissim, Floyd drummer Nick Mason shared some of candid recollections. Mason said the venue had. There was no lighting and no power as far as I remember. We actually had to bring in a 13-amp extension lead from some building just outside. Every now and again the power would overload and all sound would be lost while someone went to reset the fuse. When asked about the supposedly starry guest list on the night he added. It was one of those things where they expected a hundred people and a thousand turned up. Certainly Blow-Up director Michelangelo Antonioni was there and a number of other luminaries of the time. I think Paul (McCartney) was there. Theres a bit of confusion because the more likely candidate would have been John, but yes, Paul did come down. The Floyd would later return to the Roundhouse several times over, but nothing was comparable to the madness of that self-proclaimed All-Night Rave. It had become a proper venue one of the places that we played if we were on an English tour. That first night at The Roundhouse was something so much more according to Mason. The initial Roundhouse event was as much about the audience as it was about the band. Two years later that had all disappeared. It changed fairly drastically, quite quickly, as the music became commercial. This original silk screened poster is among a handful (perhaps no more than three) known survivors. Measuring 20 x 30 inches, it has emerged from the passing 52 years in fair condition. There is staining, several tears and a couple of small pieces missing from the corners. Conditional concerns must be considered just a small inconvenience when weighed against the undoubted importance and scarcity of the poster. As well as Pink Floyd’s subsequent and lasting fame, the Roundhouse and International Times both went on to become pillars of a British cultural revolution at the time. The item “1966 PINK FLOYD rare early original concert poster (The Roundhouse) Beatles era” is in sale since Thursday, December 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Music\Music Memorabilia\Artists/ Groups\Pink Floyd”. The seller is “london_collectibles_limited” and is located in Chessington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Artists/ Groups: Pink Floyd
- Type: Posters
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom