Pink Floyd Play Live in the Ruins of Pompeii

Watch Pink Floyd Play Live in the Ruins of Pompeii (1972)

In Film, History, Music | April 5th, 2012 4 Comments

Tourism and historical research aside, most ruins aren’t particularly useful, least of all for their original purposes. Yet Pink Floyd fans know of one instance when a ruin made a comeback, if a brief and specialized one, that could make you forget all about the ash and pumice that buried it nearly 2000 years before. In October 1971, the band set up their gear in the middle of the Ampitheatre of Pompeii and blasted three songs out into the antiquity surrounding them: “Echoes,” “A Saucerful of Secrets,” and “One of These Days.”


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