1967: Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Rick Wright, Syd Barrett And Roger Waters pose outside EMI House in London. Picture: Rex Features

In honor of Dave Gilmour's birthday, here's a photographic tour of the history of Pink Floyd, which comes with lots of documented evidence of the band's affinity for balloons, especially animal-shaped ones.


Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Rick Wright in 1967. Picture: Dezo Hoffmann/Rex Features


1967: The cover of their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Picture: Alamy


March 1973: The Dark Side of The Moon is released. It went on to become one of the biggest selling albums of all time, with sales estimated at 45 million copies. Picture: Alamy


December 1976: Pink Floyd's inflatable flying pig floats over Battersea Power Station in London during the Animals cover shoot. Picture: Alamy/TrinityMirror


January 1988: A bed is floated over the Thames to promote the live album Delicate Sound of Thunder. Picture: Rex Features/Nils Jorgensen


21 July 1990: Roger Waters performs The Wall in Berlin, with Ute Lemper and Jerry Hall, to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Picture: Rex Features/Eddie Boldazar


2 May 1994: A blimp flies past the CN Tower in Toronto to promote the Division Bell tour.Picture: Rex Features


2 July 2005: Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright on stage at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London. Picture: Rex Features/Brian Rasic


Dave Gilmour from the band Pink Floyd on stage at Live 8 London in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. Picture: Getty Images


2011: 35 years after the release after the album 'Animals', a pig flies over Battersea Power Station as part of the 'Why Pink Floyd..?' remasters and collectors edition campaign. Picture: Paul Grover

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