On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd’s thirteenth studio album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason made its debut on the UK chart, 22 days after its release. The shoot for the iconic album cover involved dragging 800 hospital beds onto Saunton Sands in Devon, but rain interrupted the session and they had to repeat the exercise two weeks later. A hang glider can be seen in the sky, a possible reference to the track Learning to Fly, if you’re into reading between the lines an all that. Photographer Robert Dowling won a gold award at the Association of Photographers’ Awards for the image, which took about two weeks to create.
Love, Dr. Scott James