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A Couple of Pink Floyd Facts to Make Your Monday Nicer

I’ve been a Pink Floyd fan ever since I discovered the joys of listening to Dark Side of the Moon on headphones in the dark in my bedroom. I also clearly remember being mesmerized by the cover artwork of the Animals album. What was that pig doing floating above that brutal looking industrial building?

I later learned the following:

  1. That building was the Battersea Power Station in London. It’s still there.
  2. There really was an inflatable Pink Floyd pig that they used for their concerts.
  3. The pig’s name was Algie.

You may have heard in recent days that Algie was for sale. For specifically, he’s been included in a catalogue issued by an auction house called Durrant’s, placed there by the owner of a company called Air Artists.

But when the Floyd organization found out that Algie was going to be sold off, someone stepped in a requested the pig be withdrawn from sale. They want Algie back.

Pink Floyd Algie


Alan Cross

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