February 17, 1972

February17Today in 1972, Pink Floyd premiered the song ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ at a concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre.

When the album of the same name was released the following year, it made Pink Floyd one of the biggest acts in rock and roll.

To date, Dark Side of the Moon has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. In 1980, it became the longest-charting rock LP in Billboard’s history at 303 weeks. As of February 1, it has been on the charts for a total of 853 weeks.

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