Pink Floyd Were Part of Apollo 11 Moon Landing Broadcast
The 1969 event was televised to an estimated global viewing audience of 600 million, a sixth of the world's population at the time. In the UK, all three TV channels - BBC1, BBC2 and ITV - ran coverage on and off over the mission's 8-day period.
Pink Floyd were a part of the BBC broadcast, as guitarist David Gilmour wrote in The Guardian in 2009. "We [Pink Floyd] were in a BBC TV studio jamming to the landing. It was a live broadcast, and there was a panel of scientists on one side of the studio, with us on the other. I was 23," wrote Gilmour. "The programming was a little looser in those days, and if a producer of a late-night programme felt like it, they would do something a bit off the wall," he explained. more on this story
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