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:
- That building was the Battersea Power Station in London. It’s still there.
- There really was an inflatable Pink Floyd pig that they used for their concerts.
- 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when the Floyd organization found out that Algie was going to be sold off, someone stepped in a requested the pig be withdrawn from sale.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.