Pink Floyd Knebworth 30th June 1990

Pink Floyd Knebworth 30th June 1990
genesisknebwoeth1990 The next time I saw Pink Floyd was as part of a multi-act bill at a massive show at Knebworth in 1990. This was the Silver Clef Award Winners Concert and had an amazing line-up including Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tears for Fears, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Elton John, Genesis, Ray Cooper, Robert Plant (with guest Jimmy Page), and Status Quo. Pretty strong bill! I won a pair of free tickets in a competition; I think is was with KitKat, and Marie and I went down for the weekend. This was a great concert, which deserves a blog post of its own. I’ll save that for another day, and limit my reflections today to Floyd’s part of the day. Because of the number of acts appearing, everyone played a short set. Floyd appeared last, after Paul McCartney (although he was officially the “headliner”). Their set was limited to 7 songs: Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1 – 5; The Great Gig in the Sky; Wish You Were Here; Sorrow (the only track they performed from their most recent album A Momentary Lapse of Reason); Money & Comfortably Numb; with Run Like Hell as an encore. We’d had a little wind and rain during the day, and by the time Floyd took to the stage is was raining again, and they weren’t able to use their circular screen because of the wind. This was the Waters-less line-up of Pink Floyd which featured Gilmour, Mason and Wright and for the Knewborth show the following additional musicians: Guy Pratt (bass); Jon Carin (keyboards); Tim Renwick (guitar); Gary Wallis (percussion); Candy Dulfer (saxophone); and Durga McBroom, Sam Brown (who had recently been in the charts with Stop!), Vicki Brown (Sam’s mum and Joe’s first wife; ex Vernon girl, who sadly passed away a year after this gig) & Clare Torry (who sang the original vocal on Great Gig in the Sky on DSOTM) all on backing vocals. A fitting end to a great concert; it was good to see Pink Floyd again, and I particularly enjoyed Shine On You Crazy Diamond. We left during the encore; it took ages to find our car as there were no markings or lights in the car park.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on January 26, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I never knew until today that clare torry was there.


  2. Posted by Erica Thomas on March 4, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Can anyone tell me why the video for “Sorrow” from Knebworth 1990 is no longer available anywhere? It used to be on YouTube but not anymore.


  3. Posted by Jack on June 10, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Cheers! Was looking for more info on Pink Floyd’s lineup and setlist. Great read.


  4. Posted by Steve Geoghegan on June 30, 2020 at 11:27 am

    i was there – i
    remember my tent was flooded and I wore a bin bag as my denim jacket was soaked!


    • Posted by vintagerock on June 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Hi Steve

      Happy days. I once returned to my tent at the Reading Festival and it was gone! Some one had pinched it. Had to share with my mate, Dave, in his small one-man tent. Cheers Peter


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