Feb. 7th, 1980: Pink Floyd Perform Historic Show

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The  Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena played host for Pink Floyd on this night in 1980. The iconic album The Wall was performed for the very first time in its entirety in front of a live, audience.  AT the time it was no, small undertaking. It proved to be a multi-media production in which the band built an actual wall between themselves and the audience during the first act. It proved extremely difficult, lighting and sound wise not to mention some errant pyrotechnics that set fire to stage curtains. This forced a break in the performance that many thought was merely part of the Show. 

The larger than life spectacle proved to be quite costly for 'Floyd which is why "The Wall" was performed in 1980-81 just 31 times in four cities: L.A., New York, London and Dortmund (Germany).

Here's a sneak peak back at what it took to get this Show off the ground and on to a stage.

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