Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Pink Floyd’s Jam to the First Moon Walk

On July 20, 1969, the members of Pink Floyd watched the Apollo 11 landing, too, but not like anyone else:

“[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,” [David] Gilmour writes in the Guardian. “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. Funnily enough I’ve never really heard it since, but it is on YouTube.”

The jam was uploaded to YouTube, and it’s pretty spectacular.