As I do every year on this date, I’d like to wish Pink Floyd’s iconic
album, Dark Side of the Moon, a happy birthday. The album was
released 45 years ago today and went on to be one of the most
successful albums of all time. It spent an astounding 937 weeks on the
Billboard 200 Chart, longer than any other album and one of only three
albums to stay on the chart for longer than 500 weeks. It still
occasionally appeared on the chart in 2014 and maybe later.
Dark Side of the Moon has been sold in every format from
Reel-to-Reel to digital. Wikipedia says that it’s estimated that 1 out
of every 14 people in the U.S. under the age of 50 owns or has owned a
copy of the album. But what really matters, of course, is what a
tremendous piece of work it is.