Pink Floyd

In the 1970’s and 80’s, the Syria Mosque became more of a destination for new, edgier Rock and Punk shows that attracted students from nearby University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra officially relocated to Heinz Hall in 1971, leaving space for new bands such a Pink Floyd who made their debut Pittsburgh performance in 1972. This show was performed the month before Pink Floyd began working on their eighth album, The Dark Side of the Moon, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Resurrecting Syria Mosque

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3 Responses to Pink Floyd

  1. jwc says:

    Did Blood Sweat and Tears open for Pink Floyd at the Mosque in 1972?

  2. Oldguy says:

    To my knowledge Pink Floyd has never had an opeing act. By the way, I have a ticket stub from Nov 19, 1971, Pink Floyd at Syria Mosque.

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