Pink Floyd have now been inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame (2005) in a ceremony that was held at Alexandra Palace in London on Thursday 17th November 2005.
The ceremony was broadcast by Channel 4 (England, UK) at 9pm on Thursday 17th November.
The award was accepted in person by Nick Mason and David Gilmour, with Roger appearing on video link and Ric Wright in hospital having an eye operation according to Gilmour or, if you believe Waters, living with Roger in Italy! Read transcript!
DG: Well, there’s only two of us tonight. Rick’s erm… I think he’s in hospital. He’s just had an eye operation, poor sausage! And, Roger’s opening his opera tomorrow night I think in Rome. I think he’s… oh, there he is…. <Roger>
DG: …to which we wish him the best of luck. <applause> And erm… to all the er… passengers on this fabulous ride we’ve been on erm including Syd, Roger, Michael, Steve O’Rourke, Tony Hudd and all those other people who have slipped off our tour bus at one point or another… cheers for them too.
NM: Are we going to have a word from Roger?
RW: You can have one, or even two, or three or four! I confess I never felt like a passenger but, not withstanding that, I am sorry I cant be here, er there tonight, erm.. All those eulogies were rather unnerving but I have to say very touching and er the response that we’ve have had over the years from our public is very moving, and not least when we were all together that day in July er this year…..er which was fantastic er for us…. and erm to revisit it then and seeing those scenes from it reminded me of how great that was all to be together again.
Rick actually hasn’t had an eye operation….he and I have eloped to Rome and we are living happily in a small apartment off the [Via Venuti]! Be that as it may, I thank you very much for this. It means a lot to me and thank you very much everybody. <applause>.
NM: And thank you from me as well its erm.. can i have a go with it? Yeah, it is something to make up for nearly 40 year of having to listening to bad drummer jokes. I think. Although there is just one that I actually heard today that I thought…. yeah actually that sort of sums it up really. Its a small boy who says to his mother, "When I grow up, I am going to be a drummer". His mother laughs and looks at him pityingly and says, "You cant do both"!