Personalities | Pink Floyd | The Waters-Led Era (1976) | Key Events
Roger Waters’ idea for the cover of the new Pink Floyd album was of a pig hovering over the four chimneys of the Battersea Power station. He tasked Hipgnosis to photograph this concept. A 12-m (40-ft) inflatable pig was duly made and inflated, and three days were set aside in December – even with the album scheduled for release in January – to allow the photograph to be taken. The pig was filmed on the first day and became untethered on the second, allowing Roger Waters, air-traffic controllers over Heathrow Airport and police helicopters to confirm that pigs really could fly.
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