1. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is so deep of a tribute to Syd Barrett that the song title is an acrostic poem using the letters of his first name.
3. There’s a reason why you can’t immediately recognize who’s singing the lead vocals on “Have A Cigar.” It’s Roy Harper – a British folk singer – brought in to objectively “play the part” of the record exec and sing from his perspective.
5. The Wish You Were Here album art is a manifestation of “getting burned,” which represents a host of things: Syd Barrett’s mental burnout, the band’s arguments over royalty payments, and their general disillusionment with the music industry at large.
6. The spoken lines woven throughout The Dark Side of the Moon were all recorded from people milling around Abbey Road Studios. Roger Waters wrote philosophical questions on cue cards and had them respond.
Participants included Paul and Linda McCartney, but their responses didn’t make it onto the record.