Top Three Reasons For Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Album
In 1975, rock bank Pink Floyd released the album “Wish You Were Here”. The album produced in King’s Cross featured two men shaking hands with one on fire.
1) Reason One – Burning Man
The burning man symbolized that the trend in rock music that a musician would be ‘burned’ by the music industry.
2) Reason Two – Syd Barrett
Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett was a co-founder of Pink Floyd. He also was replaced by David Gilmore. Barrett reportedly heavily used psychedelic drugs and had mental illness according to press reports.
The song “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” on the album by band mate Roger Waters was a tribute to his friend, Syd.
3) Reason Three – Which One’s Pink
The band had achieved a lot of success by the time of release of this album. However, the one question they always got was, “Which one’s Pink?” in reference to the band’s title.
Pink Floyd added the question to the third song on the album, “Have a Cigar”
The Origins of Wish You Were Here – Video