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Recording Console Used For Pink Floyd Album Heads To Auction

By: Renee Grant

Another iconic piece of music memorabilia is on the auction block. The recording console used to create Pink Floyd‘s creative masterpiece LP The Dark Side of The Moon will go on display at Bonhams Knightsbridge auction house in London until it goes under the gavel later this month in New York. It will remain in London during the New York auction.

The console, an EMI TG12345 MK IV from Abbey Road Studios, was also used by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Kate Bush, and later The Cure. Included in the auction lot is a documented history of the equipment from Brian Gibson, Abbey Road’s Studio Technician, a current technical appraisal, PDF user manuals, and an original 1973 pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon.

The collection, dubbed TCM Presents…Rock and Roll Through the Lens, also features other collectibles, including A Gretsch “Irish Falcon” electric guitar from Bono‘s personal collection signed by U2, a wooden recorder flute once owned by Jimi Hendrix, and a Bruce Springsteen tour jacket gifted by Al Pacino.

If you would like to browse the collection, you can do so on the Bonhams Knightsbridge website.

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