English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson who was best known for his mind-boggling album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin has passed away at the age of 69. A statement released by his family said that his death was “peaceful and he was surrounded by family and friends.” It did not give many other details, but did say that Thorgerson, who had had a stroke in 2003, had been ill for quite some time. Tributes have been flowing in for Thorgerson, whose iconic and memorable designs made him an important figure in music industry. Continue Reading
For years the rumors have circulated that the coveted Pink Floyd album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ synchronized perfectly with the 1939 esteemed movie ‘Wizard of Oz’, forming what was referred to as an ‘alternative soundtrack’ for the much loved film.
Despite the fact that the members of Pink Floyd have said that any supposed synchronicity between the ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the album are entirely coincidental, the rumors have never gone away and it is one of those tripped-out conversation topics that usually come up at the end of college parties when students have probably had a little too much to drink and possibly ingested various other mind-altering substances! Continue Reading