Did the bands that preceded Pink Floyd make any records?
Of all the permutations that Pink Floyd went through, none were ever commercially successful. The only band which even released anything was Joker’s Wild, Gilmour’s old band. Their record was a one-sided LP, which contained all cover versions:
“Why Do Fools Fall” In Love (Frankie Lymon) “Walk Like A Man” (The Four Seasons) “Don’t Ask Me (What I say)” (Manfred Mann) “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (The Four Seasons) “Beautiful Delilah” (Chuck Berry).
This “LP” was limited to only about 50 copies, and has recently sold for as much as £1000 (approx. $1800 US). A copy is held, and can be heard, at the British National Archives.
They also recorded two singles. One was Sam & Dave’s “You Don’t Know What I Know” with Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” But the original version of “You Don’t Know” became popular at about the same time, and the single was “dead on arrival.” There was also a single from the above LP, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” with “Don’t Ask Me” as the b- side.
The EP is currently available on a variety of RoIOs, and can be found as MP3 files on the Internet.
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