You might – nay, should – be interested to know that episode two of a new BBC music series, ‘The Seven Ages of Rock’ – which "traces the story of how artistic and conceptual expression permeated rock"
and is rather cleverly entitled ‘Between Rock And An Art Place’ – features plenty of rare film footage for all you Pink Floyd buffs.
This includes a never-before-seen snippet from the band’s extremely rare first colour film, which includes David, shot shortly after he joined Pink Floyd in 1968.
Not wishing to give too much away, but we can exclusively reveal that this rare clip is from a BBC documentary called ‘The Sound of Change’, broadcast by the BBC just once back in 1969. It has been cut into a rare promo video for ‘Jugband Blues’, which was originally filmed for North America, Canada and Australia and has never before been broadcast.
There is also a short clip of David explaining the circumstances of how he came to join Pink Floyd, and another of him singing/discussing ‘Brain Damage’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.
Of interest to fans of the band when it was led by the late, great Syd Barrett, are several things. As well as home-made videos shot in 1967 and an alternate promo for the ‘Arnold Layne’ single, a ‘new’ version of ‘See Emily Play’ – which includes footage of Syd outside Abbey Road, plus footage from Jonathan Miller’s version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ – will also be screened on television* for the very first time.
That’s ‘The Seven Ages of Rock’, which can be found on BBC2 at 9.10PM (UK) on Saturday 26 May and is repeated over on BBC1 the following Sunday at 11PM (UK).
If you missed the first programme last night, then you can catch the repeat tonight at 11PM (UK) on BBC1.
Don’t forget ‘Live From Abbey Road’ if you’re in Australia. That’s tonight at 10PM and tomorrow night at 8PM, both on MAX TV.
* There’s really no need for anyone to point out whether or not any of this material is already widely bootlegged and is available from the usual sources, but thanks all the same.