Our release of the Peter Whitehead footage of Pink Floyd is going to be screened next week at the Royal Albert Hall. There is also Peter Whitehead’s film ‘Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London’ as well as Yoko Ono’s ‘Bottoms’ film all receiving screenings.
Here is a link for tickets
The work of Peter Whitehead in the Sixties filming the musicians of the day was a large trigger for the whole RockHistory project. I came to work with him when running the See For Miles re-issue label when we set about unearthing the soundtrack to ‘Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London’ which we eventually managed to release after many long distance phone calls to the far east where Peter was living at the time. A while later a visit to his house in England resulted in him producing an unreleased Pink Floyd track called ‘Nick’s Boogie’ that had never seen the light of day. ‘Any use?’ he asked. I nearly fell off my chair.
Over the years I became more and more fascinated in his archive and also realised that there was a whole world of story collecting still out there to be done. The death of the then Pink Floyd manager Steve O’Rourke who I worked with when running the Harvest label for EMI, spurred me on even more to start this social history project.
London ’66-’67 is a short film we edited up of Peter recording Pink Floyd at their first recording session where he commissioned the group to use their music in the film he was making which was eventually called ‘Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London’