THIS DAY IN 1976: PINK FLOYD'S CLASSIC "ANIMALS" COVER WAS SHOT IN LONDON

This day in 1976: Pink Floyd’s classic “Animals” cover was shot in London

This day in 1976: The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd “Animals” album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure’s tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not needed on this, the first day. Unfortunately the following day the marksman hadn’t been rebooked, so when the inflatable broke free from its moorings, it was able to float away, eventually landing in Kent where it was recovered by a local farmer, reportedly furious that it had ‘scared his cows.’

 

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