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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 8, 2020-ON THIS DATE FORTY YEARS AGO PINK FLOYD RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II’ IN AMERICA. NOW THIS IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE PINK FLOYD RARELY ISSUED SINGLES FROM THEIR ALBUMS. THEY FELT THEIR SONGS WERE BEST APPRECIATED WHEN TAKEN INTO THE CONTEXT OF THE ALBUMS. THEIR PRODUCER AT THE TIME CONVINCED THEM THAT THIS WOULDN’T HURT ALBUM SALES, AND WHEN THE BAND GAVE IN IT BECAME THEIR ONLY #1 HIT. TWO MORE SONGS WERE ULTIMATELY RELEASED AS SINGLES FROM THE ALBUM, ‘RUN LIKE HELL’ AND ‘COMFORTABLY NUMB.’ TO DATE ACCOUNTING FOR DOWNLOADS, STREAMING AND ACTUAL SALES ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART II’ HAS SOLD OVER 16.7 MILLION COPIES. HERE’S A TREAT, PINK FLOYD PERFORMING THE SONG IN CONCERT CIRCA 1980 (IT’S A LITTLE GRAINY, BUT IT IS VIDEO FROM 1980 FOR GOD’S SAKE)!