This is a list of TV appearances of Pink Floyd directly taken from Record Collector typed in by Jorritjan Niessink.


1965: Cambridge
Syd Barett and friends are filmed on silent 8 mm walking round the city, the future Floyd-man apparently in mid magic-mushroom trip. Incredibly, this footage reached the collector's market on Vex Films' Syd's First Trip in 1993.


1967: San Francisco (film short)
Film director Antony Stern produced this episodic 15-minute documentary of a day in the life of the psychedelic city of San Francisco, while the Floyd improvised a version of Interstellar Overdrive on the soundtrack -- apparently the group's first proper recording. Audio tapes have circulated among collectors for years, but the film is much harder to find.
Pink Floyd London 1966-1967 (See for Miles video)
Tonite Let's All Make Love In London The See For Miles video, released last year, includes out-takes from director Peter Whitehead's feature-length study of swinging London, 'Tonite Let's All Make Love In London',plus priceless extracts from a 30-minute recording session of Interstellar Overdrive and the recently unearthed Nick's Boogie, shot on 11th or 12 january 1967. Recorded at Sound Techniques Studio in Chelsea, London, this session preceded the band's contract with EMI/ Columbia by two month -- hence its trouble-free release.

Overdubbed with the full soundtrack of both songs, this footage is interspersed with silent stock shots from the legendary UFO Club (probably early 1967), again in full colour, as well as black-and-white audience footage at the '14-Hour Technicolor Dream' (see below).

6.3.67: The Rave (Granada TV)
The Move briefly had their own TV show and Pink Floyd were this week's guests.
7.3.67: Scene Special (alias "It's So Far Out, It's Straight Down!")
The bourgeoning London underground scene was covered in detail in this excellent documentary (directed by Jo Durden-Smith), screened in the Granada region only. Miles, John 'Hoppy' Hopkins, Paul McCartney and Allen Ginsberg were among the talking heads, while the Floyd were heard playing an early version of Matilda Mother (then known as Percy The Ratcatcher). Later in the film, they were seen performing Interstellar Overdrive at the UFO club, in footage shot on 20th January 1967.

The entire 29-minute programme still exists in the vaults and clips of different lenghts and have benn unearthed for various retrospectives.

3.67: Arnold Layne (promo film)
Floyd's first single was riding up the charts, despite being banned by Radio London, and it was scheduled to be played on "Top Of The Pops" on 6th April. However, the black-and-white promo film for Arnold Layne was pulled at the last minute (the single had slipped down the charts that week) and never broadcast. The film itself features the band messing about on a windswept beach with a mannequin dressed up as a bussinessman. It was shown on French TVs 'Bouton Rouge' on 21st May 1967; and more surprisingly, Roger Waters used the complete footage on his solo tour in 1987, as did Floyd at Knebworth in 1990.
4.67: EMI Recording Studios, London
Vex Films' "Syd's First Trip" video - which runs to just 12 minutes - includes silent, colour 8-mm footage (rumoured to have been shot by Nick Mason, who is the only band member out-of-shot) outside Abbey Road studio, after a Piper session, together with co-manager Andrew King and a female fan. Shots of the group's psychedelic tour van, in the studio car park, are also included. It has been rumoured that colour film of the group's EMI contract-signing remains locked in a vault, but like so much of the early footage, it's never been screened.
24.6.67: Percy The Ratcatcher (feature film)
Widely reported in the music press on this date was Pink Floyd's aborted film, "The Life Story Of Percy The Ratcatcher". The project disappeared without trace, as did another project called "Rollo" - a proposed Floyd cartoon series.
29.4.67: Fanclub (Dutch TV)
This recording for Dutch TV has never surfaced. The band flew back to England tje same day to perform at the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream.
29.4.67: 14 Hour Technicolor Dream (BBC-2)
The infamous "International Times" benefit concert at Alexandra Palace in north London, this show featured a cast of thousands! Supposedly filmed in it's entirety, the only lengthy footage ever seen was shot by Peter Whitehead, and included on the "Pink Floyd 1966-67" video -- and that doesn't even feature the band! Meanwhile, the BBC filmed the event and even dedicated a whole programme to it ("Man Alive" -- "What Is A Happening?" 17.5.67), and footage was syndicated to a number of foreign TV stations including "Bouton Rouge" (French TV; 2.12.67)
14.5.67: Look of the Week (alias "Late Night Up")(BBC-2)
This trendy late-night arts programme had already an entire show to the subject of psychedelia. In an effort to keep abreast of fashion, the producers offered the Floyd their first live nationwide exposure, after witnessing the group's landmark "Games For May" event, staged two days earlier at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Floyd opened the programme with a brief Pow R Toc H and popped up later in a classic piece of television farce, when they were patronised by critic Dr. Hans Keller. After a live Astronomy Domine he engaged Waters and Barett in an unintentionally hilarious discussion regarding their music and its visual presentation ("But why does it all have to be so loud"). Both songs, and part of the interview, have been repeated over the years, most notably on Show 8 of BBC-2's excellent 'Sound Of The Sixties" series in November 1991. A large portion was also used in Channel 4's "TV Heaven -- 1967" in 1992. But the first repeat actually came on the Italian TV station Rai Uno in the mid-80s.
6.67: The Scarecrow (Pathe newsreel)
Pathe shot a surreal, three-minute colour film of the group goofing around in the Suffolk countryside. This film, complete with its "two farmers and their mullards" introduction (!), is generally in wide circulation.
6.7/13.7/20.7.67: Top Of The Pops (BBC-1)
Riding high in the charts with See emily Play, Pink Floyd finally qualified for a place on "TOTP". Tragically, the BBC apparently managed to wipe the footage in 1972/1973, when they moved their archives to Brentford and apparently dumped two out of every three "TOTP" shows. Floyd performed live on three successive shows, and each time Syd Barrett appearing more dishevelled, finally complaing that if John Lennon didn't have to appear on the show, then why should he? To everyone's dismay, not even pirate copies of these shows have surfacedm although at least one is said to exist in the States. Photos like the splendid colour shot on the Barrett "Unforgotten Hero" bootleg remain the only documentation of these events.
9.7.67: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
According to Miles "Visional Documentary" book, this gig was filmed for BBC-2, but nothing has been broadcasted, or is even rumoured to exist, to prove it.
17.7.67: Come Her Often? (Rediffusion TV)
Rediffusion TV made a 30-minute documentary about DJ Mike Quinnin of the Tiles Club in Oxford Street, London. It is believed Pink Floyd footage was included in the show, performed on 16th June.
19.7.67: Floral Hall, Norfolk (BBC TV)
A local newspaper clipping states that a BBC News film crew were present at this show, but nothing has yet sufaced.
1/2.8.67: German TV
Floyd were filmed on these dates for an unknown German TV show.
10-13.9.67: Scandinavia
Pink Floyd apparently made several TV appearances in Denmark and Sweden during this brief visit.
18.9.67: Belgian TV
Nothing concrete is known about the Belgian "TV Spectular" based around Pink Floyd, reported in the music press at the time.
17-20.67: German/Belgian TV
The 7th October edition of "NME" reported that Floyd would be appearing on TV in these countries, as well on Dutch TV between 8th-12th November. Nothing more is known about these shows.
5.11.67: Pat Boone Show (CBS-TV, USA)
This is the most fanous early Floyd TV appearance, even though it's never been since its original broadcast. Pink Floyd head off to the States for a November tour, which was a disaster from the word go, with several dates cancelled and rescheduled due to to late arrival of of permits. Syd Barrett, suffering from what was later described as nervous exhaustion, failed to perform to any consistent standard, and the band were recalled to England. On this occasion, Barrett stared blankly at Boone during a Q&A session and later remained motionless as they mimed See Emily Play, his arms hanging limply by his side as he refused to mouth the words. Roger Waters spared Boone's embarrassment by stepping up to the mike.
6.11.67: American Bandstand (ABC-TV, USA)
This second American TV performance followed the format of the previous day's show. After minming to See Emily Play the group participated in an insane Q&A session with host Dick Clark. This was followed by a mimed performance of their latest single, Apples And Oranges. A poor quality B&W film of the latter song has recently surfacedm but the rest of the show remains unseen since its original transmission. The visual evidence of Syd's wasted stat confirms that his days with the band indeed were numbered.
25.11.67: Opera House, Blackpool (BBC TV)
A camera crew showed up for this Hendrix/Move/Floyd/Nice package tour date, ostensibly to film Hendrix for a forthcoming Track Records feature. Whether director Peter Neal shot footage of the other acts is open to conjecture.


early 1968: Belgian TV (BRT-TV)
Shortly after Barrett's departure (although some insist it was before), the group flew to Belgium for a series of gigs with new guitarist Dave Gilmour (either permanently replacing and/or deputising for an ailing Syd, depending on whom you believe). A series of short B&W promo films was produced for broadcast there, each showing Roger Waters handling Barrett's vocals. In circulation are >>See Emily Play<< (shot in a field), >>Appless and Oranges<< (in a greengrocer's), >>Scarecrow<< (filmed around an ancient bath, adjacent to the 'Emily' field!) and >>Astronomy Domine<< (in the studio, complete with liquid light show). 'Emily' surfaced commercially on the "Rock'n'Roll Years 1967, Vol. 1" video. A one-minute segment of >>Set The Controls<< is also in circulation, having been used in the 1994 "Omnibus" documentary. It consists of Waters miming to the record in a TV studio. A similar two-minute segment of >>A saucerful Of Secrets" is believed to come from German TV.
1968: The Committee (feature film)
A bizarre B&W art film starring Paul Jones, directed by Peter Sykes, and featuring an original Pink Floyd score, this was withdrawn from general release after unfavourable media previews. Also around this time, the band were featured in a similar film performing an unknown instrumental, which was interspersed with odd mirrored images of people's faces. This colour footage was included in Nick Mason's as-yet- unreleased video history of the band.
1.68: Tomorrow's World(BBC TV)
Broadcast on either the 3rd or 10th of January 1968, a clip of this incredibly rare footage was shown as part of last year's "Omnibus" broadcast. The film was shot at the very end of 1967 and was built around their old landlord, Mike Leonard, who made lightmachines. The band were present to illustrate the sound/ light technique and were seen performing an unknown instrumental reported in the press as being penned by Waters and Mason. It was Leonard's early involvement with members of the band that led to their adopting the name "Leonard's Lodgers" in the very early part of 1966.
20.02.1968: Bouton Rouge (French TV)
Two poor quality films recorded in Paris were unearthed recently. They featured Floyd performing >>Astronomy Domine<< and >>Flaming<< live in the TV studio.
24.2.1968: Bouton Rouge (French TV)
This is where dates become uncertain and further research is required. The excellent French book, 'Le livre de Pink Floyd', has many rare and previously unpublished photos from French TV studios in France, but none is dated. A live studio version of >>Set The Controls<< was supposedly shown on this date and rebroadcasted on 11th May.
11.3.68: Discorama (French TV)
A short band interview was shown on this date.
4.68: It Would Be So Nice (promo film)
A colour promotional film was made for this Rick Wright-penned single, featuring the band miming to the song in what looks like Abbey Road's No. 2 studio. Although rarely seen at the time, the film (like all Floyd promos) now circulates unofficially.
31.8.68: Tous En Scene (French TV)
A seven-minute clip of >>Let There Be More Light<< and >>Flaming<< is the only live show in circulation from this period. It features the band in front of an audience, but the location is unknown and typically there's no sign of the famous light show.
7.9.68: Samadie Et Cie (French TV)
Two Films of >>Let There Be More Light<< and (of all things) >>Corporal Clegg<< were broadcast. Not much is known about this broadcast but it is believed to have been repeated on 21.9.68.
1968: Corporal Clegg (promo film)
For reasons unknown, Pink Floyd were invited by the Ministry Of Information to make a promo film. Little is known about the results, which are presumably locked away in a civil service fault, but judging by the record the Salvation Army band sequence must have been a laugh to recreate live!
3.10.68: The Tyrant King (ITV)
The nationally-syndicated ITV children's adventure series "The Tyrant King" began on this date and featured music from Pink Floyd as well as Cream, Nice Moody Blues and Tyrannosaurus Rex. No shows seem to have survived, though, and it's unlikely that the music was specially commisioned for the series.
10.68: Point Me At The Sky (promo film)
A four-minute colour and B&W promo is in circulation of Pink Floyd's last single release for 11 years. It shows the band at an airfield dressed up in aircrew jump suits, plus flying sequences with a Tiger Moth. The clip has been repeated many time on European TV in the last decade.
21-22.10.68: German TV
Music press reports indicated that Pink Floyd set off for Germany to make two TV specials. Unfortunately that is the extent of our knowledge.
31.10.68: Tous En Scene (French TV)
This promotional exercise for the new single was probably a live TV studio performance, although it may have been recorde at the Club Tournee in Paris the previous night. Either way, it's another gem in the archives.
3.11.68: All My Loving (BBC-2)
Billed as a "film of pop music", Tony Palmer's "All My Loving" featured everyone under the sun, including the Who, Beatles, Hendrix and Zappa. Pink Floyd's segment had them performing a three-minute "Set The Controls" in an eerie setting of a church -- extracts from which have been used by the BBC on many occasions since. The entire show was last repeated in 1977, while the Floyd sequences were included in Show 10 of "Sound of The 60's" in 1991.
31.12.68: Suprise Partie (French TV)
Recorded over several nights at the Psychedelic Club, Paris, this programme featured performances by Joe Cocker, the Who and the Stones. Pink Floyd's slot is believed to come from their show at the club on New Year's Eve, but is again unconfirmed.


22.1.69: Tous en scene (French TV)
Another unique film, featuring >>Careful With That Axe Eugene<<.
15.2.69: Forum Musiques (French TV)
A film of >>Set The Controls<< was broadcast, but whether or not it was different to those mentioned before remains a mystery.
16.6.69: Soiree dim dam dom (French TV)
Original Floyd material was broadcast, but no-one knows exactly what.
20.7.69: Omnibus (BBC-1)
The BBC's "Omnibus" series documented the Apollo 11 space mission in a programme entitled "What If It's Just Green Cheese?". Pink Floyd performed live in the studio, providing suitably spacey music throughout the programme. Collector have had audio tapes of this for several years and refer to the music as "Moonhead". The band claim they improvised the entire six-minute instrumental from scratch.
19.9.69: Samedie et cie (French TV)
A unique film of >>Cymbaline<< was broadcast.
21.10.69: Mont de l'Enclus, Belgium (concert film)
Listed by many collectors as the Amouges Pop & Jazz Festival, the Mont De L'Enclus 'Actuel Festival' in Belgium featured Pink Floyd among many other acts. It was particularly interestingm as it featured a guest appearance by Frank Zappa and was captured on film in the "Music Power" documentary; photographs of the event have also appeared in many publications. However, since some private screenings later that year, no footage has come to light.


30.3.70: Bourget, France (French TV)
'Le Festival Musique Evolution' at the Hall des Expositions in Bourget, featured Pink Floyd among other performers. Extracts were shown on French TV on 16th April 1970
29.4.70 KQED (USA TV)
At the start of their fisrt US tour of the year, Floyd were videotaped, with filmed shots inset, for broadcast on the Bay Area PBS educational channel on the same day as their show at Fillmore West, San Francisco. The 2 events are often confused, but the 58-minute film in general ciculation clearly shows no audience or light show. The band ran through thier usaul set of the day: >>Atom Heart Mother<<, >>Cymbaline<<, >>Grantchester Meadows<<, >>Green Is The Colour<<, >>Careful With That Axe, Eugene<< and >>Set The Controls<<. It remains the only full-length show (in good quality, but mono sound) available on film from this era.
28.6.70: Stamping Ground (concert film)
Pink Floyd's set at the Kralingen Pop Festical (Kraalingse Bos, Rotterdam) in Holland followed a 3.00 am performance at the Bath festival the night before. As usual at festivals, Floyd were unable to use their own light show, and the 10-minute clips of >>Set The Controls<< and >>Saucerful<< suffer from poor lighting. Though the whole concert has never been made available, Floyd's clips were included on the "Stamping Ground" movie, subsequently released on video but deleted here in 1984. The Floyd excerpts recently cropped up on the slightly different "Psychomania" videos issued in Britain ans Australia, however, while "Stamping Ground" remains available in the Sates.
18.7.70: Hyde Park (private film)
The second Hyde Park free concert at which Pink Floyd performed was captured on film by art-school students but never officially broadcast. Adverts in "Melody Maker" shortly after the event indicate that there were two public screenings towards the end of the month.
26.7.70: Antibes, Juan le Pins, France (French TV)
Pink Floyd performed at the "X1 Festival International de Jazz" in Antibes. Segments were filmed by French TV and braodcast on 22.8.70, but no footage has been aired since.
8.8.70: St.Tropez, France (French TV)
The 'San Tropez Music Festival' has been available in part on audio tape for many years, but the French TV footage remains as elusive as ever. Parts were shown on French TV on 10.10.70, and repeated on 24th October.
12.9.70: Paris France (French TV)
The annual 'Fete de l'Humanite' in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris, featured Pink Floyd as the only contemporary international rock band on the bill. Once again, the event was filmed by French TV but this time never broadcast.
4-5.12.70: French TV
Unconfirmed recordings for French TV are reported.


1971: Le Ballet de Marseille (French TV)
In 1971 Pink Floyd and Roland Petit collaberated on a ballet which would be feature Floyd's. An original source was origanally intended, but the final music proved to be more familiar. Tantalising footage exist of the Flooyd performing >>Careful With That Axe, Eugene<< and >>Set The Controls<< as Petit's ballet takes place just in front of them. Is is highly liked that the whole performance exists, but a one-minute clip is all that's in circulation. French TV's 'Soiree' reportedly broadcast clips on 2.1.71 (see also 14.1.73 entry).
1971: Crystal Voyager (feature film)
This feature film was based around the delights of surfing and included a slightly differnt version of >>Echoes<< on the soundtrack. No live footage of the band was seen, but the film of wave tunnels seen from the board has formed the backdrop to many Pink Floyd concerts.
28.2.71: Pop 2 (French TV)
Another broadcast of >>Set The Controls<<. The source is unknown and could be from any number of locations.
15.6.71: French TV
A clip of >>Cymbaline<< was reportedly broadcast from an unknown location in Paris.
15.8.71: Get To Know (Australian TV)
Pink Floyd's only visit to Australia in the 70s, consisting of just two shows, was captured on film ar their second show at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The extract in cirulation was shot in daylight and features >>Careful With That Axe, Eugene<< with music dubbed from "Ummagumma". A pre-recorded band-interview was also shown at the timeof broadcast but remains in the vaults.
8.71: Japenese TV
This clip features >>Atom Heart Mother<< performed live in daylight at an open- air festival at Hakone Aphrodite, Kanagawa, Tokyo (on either the 6th or 7th). The 15-minute poor quality clips in circulation are B&W but are evidently washed out from a colour original. Some copies show scenes of the band arriving at the airport.


23.2.72: Guildhall, Southhampton (concert film)
Known to have been filmed by the BBC, this never-aired footage would include Floyd performing an early version of "The Dark Side Of The MOON".
22.9.72: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (concert film)
Originally shot on 8-mm cinefilm, this 23-minute video contains short clips from "Dark Side Of The Moon", >>Echoes<< and ohter, with the sound dubbed on later. The quality in dubious with some camera shake. However, it is in colour, contains reasonable close-ups and captures some of the spirit of those early "Dark Side" shows. A similar quality three-minute clip of >>Breath<< from the Spectrum, Philedelphia on 29.4.72 is also in circulation.


1973: Sound Of The City -- Lonodon 1964-1973 (Colombia Pictures film)
Peter Clifton;s documentary, which also includes Hendrix, the Stones, Cream, etc. features a dynamic live version of >>Careful With That Axe, Eugene<< from an unknown source, filmed in the early 70s, perhaps in 1973. In the late 80s, Telstar issued the film on video as "Superstars in Concert", but collectors have long since had an uncut 18-minute version of >>Careful<<, and an unreleased version of >>Set The Controls<<, which suffers from a bad video transfer. Other brief clips from the same show (previously thought to be from Earl's Court 18.5.73) were included on the recent "Omnibus" broadcast. For the first time, official footage of the band gave some impression of the impact of their renowned stage shows.
14.1.73: Le Pink Floyd Ballet (French TV)
When Roland Petit re-staged his Pink FLoyd ballet in Paris in January 1973, French TV filmed the whole thing -- Minus the band. The 39-minute show, generally in good colour, features >>One Of These Days<<, >>Careful With That Axe, Eugene<<, >>Obscured By Clouds/When You're In<< and >>Echoes<<.
5.4.73: Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC-2)
An animated promo for >>One Of THese Days<< was shown on 'OGWT'. Quite why is anyone's guess, as it didn't coincidence with an album release, but the five-minute colour clip in circulation is of high quality.


1974: Backdrop Films
Pink Floyd's infamous circular screen made its debut on their French tour of June 1974. These original colour brackdorp films have been commonly available for several years and show clips intended for use on sections of "The Dark Side Of The Moon". The footage in circulation runs for around 20 minutes.


4.75: Sports Arena, Los Angeles
A 17-minute transfer from 8-mm cinefilm with dubbed sound is in circulation. Typically this contains short extracts from the show with some close-ups. It gives some flavour of the '75 tour, but with camera shake and washy colour it is less than ideal.


12.76: Pigs On The Wing (promo film)
When Pink Floyd were shooting cover and promotional images for their 1977 album "Animals", they arranged for an inflatable pig to fly around the chimney towers of Battersea Power Station in London. A two-minute colour film in very good quality, shot from a circling helicopter, is commonly available and was used by Roger Waters on his 1984 and 1987 tours.


1.2.77 Stadthalle, Vienna (concert film)
6.5.77 Anaheim Stadium, California (concert film) Another 8-mm-transfer with dubbed sound, this represents the only footage available on the 1977 tour. Twenty and nine minutes respectively. The colour footage gives a vaque impression of these spectecular shows, and the American clip demonstrates just how enterprising Californians were in the 70s.


27.02.80: Nassau Colliseum, New York (concert film)
To every collector's surprise, this proffesionally shot video (three cameras) suddenly surfaced in 1993. Fans had previously presumed that none of the North America "The Wall" shows existed on video. The video has very good mono sound, but even low-generation copies suffer from a very murky picture and many of the effects and indeed the wall itself, are very indistinct. Roger Waters has always said that any video of this most famous of Floyd shows would barely do it justice, and this seems to bear him out. However, two short clips from Europeam shows (Earls Court and Dortmund), occasionally used in promos or documentaries, look most acceptable in terms of sound, picture and camera angles.

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