by Alisha Jackson
On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd released its groundbreaking first album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The group’s co-founder and original guitarist Syd Barret wrote most of the record.
You read about how much music changed as a result of the Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, but by that time, Pink Floyd already had their vision in place. Their album just happened to come out a couple months after Sgt. Pepper’s did.
To learn more about Pink Floyd’s Syd Barret-helmed album, watch Carter’s Rock Talk video above!