There is no doubt that The Beatles and Pink Floyd are two of the best bands that England has given to the world. Both knew how to generate millions of fans over the years and, even today, they continue to influence thousands of musicians.
On March 21, 1967, the first meeting took place between the two British giants, who crossed paths while working on their respective albums at Abbey Road studios in London. On the one hand, Pink Floyd recorded their debut, Piper at The Gates of Dawn, and on the other, The Beatles focused on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Both worked in adjoining rooms, as the first set was in Studio 3 and the second was working its magic in 2. At the time, Floyd was scheduled to record from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and the Beatles were due to arrive at the venue just as their colleagues finished their first shift.
Norman Smith was producing the first work for Roger Waters and his crew, and therein lies the connection, as he worked as a studio engineer for The Beatles until 1965. Aware of that link, Londoners practically begged their producer to ask to George Martin if they could go to Studio 2 to see the guys from Liverpool at work.