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Description from YouTbe of clip: “An instrumental piece used for a tv-programme on the evening of the first moonlanding July 20, 1969. uninterrupted.”
This clip was apparently made by a fan in an attempt to simulate what s/he’d seen. The footage here is from a 1972 landing, the audio is from a bootleg recording of the TV broadcast.
David Gilmour tells The Guardian:
“We were in a BBC TV studio jamming to the landing. It was a live broadcast, and there was a panel of scientists on one side of the studio, with us on the other. I was 23.
“The programming was a little looser in those days, and if a producer of a late-night programme felt like it, they would do something a bit off the wall. Funnily enough I’ve never really heard it since, but it is on YouTube. They were broadcasting the moon landing and they thought that to provide a bit of a break they would show us jamming. It was only about five minutes long. The song was called Moonhead — it’s a nice, atmospheric, spacey 12-bar blues.”
More from David Gilmour at The Guardian, here.
More coverage at the New York Times