Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The long dark side of the moon...

Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon", found its way into the Billboard top 200 chart for albums in 1973...it started a long session for the album on the charts...right until July 1988 ! It dropped off the charts for a couple of weeks, and then astonishingly, it returned...and what's better ? It has stayed on ever since ! It reached the staggerging record of 1500 weeks in May 2006 !

Apparently Bob Marley and Wailers' "Legend" is several years behind and the Floyd's lead is almost 2-1 !

Dark Side of the Moon has apparently sold over 40 million copies worldwide, and continues to sell more ! On a slow week, about 8000-9000 copies are sold !

[But of course, this would also be the right place to pay tribute to the great Syd Barrett ! Visionary, eccentric, legendary, genius, madman all combined into one...perhaps many more adjectives could be used and we'd never run out of them to describe him...rest in peace, your vision still lives on !]

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