Personalities | Pink Floyd | The Gilmour-Led Era (1990) | Key Events
Pink Floyd had been the first major band to commit to playing the 1990 Knebworth Festival and in doing so secured top-billing over Paul McCartney. Their entrance was delayed by McCartney playing numerous encores and, due to high winds, the Floyd road crew had to take down the band’s large circular screen for safety reasons. Despite this, Floyd ended up closing the show to an audience who enjoyed the performance despite drizzling rain. A young Candy Dulfer was part of the touring band for this performance playing a memorable saxophone solo on ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’. Released later in 1990 her debut album Saxuality sold a million copies.
Waters Performs The Wall In Berlin
Roger Waters once joked that he would only perform The Wall again if the Berlin Wall came down. This miracle officially happened in 1990, contributing to the end of the Cold War. Waters was approached to re-stage The Wall for the charity Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief. Logistically, this was probably the most ambitious Floyd-related performance ever with the ‘new’ Berlin Wall and attendant projections, lights and inflatables costing in the region of £4 million. Backed by his current touring band Waters deployed a number of special guests like The Scorpions, Sinéad O’Connor, Van Morrison and actor Tim Curry. 250,000 were in attendance.
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