Nick Mason details Pink Floyd and The Beatles’ first encounter in 1967

Consequence of Sound

Last week, we learned that The Beatles nearly made an album with Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones in 1969. Unfortunately, because all parties weren’t onboard with the idea, what could’ve been a historic collaboration never came to fruition. However, it turns out the Fab Four might’ve had a better chance teaming up with another legendary rock act during the late ’60s: Pink Floyd.

According to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, all four original members of the psych rock outfit — himself, Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright — recorded music literally right next door to The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in London. In his 2004 memoir, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, Mason points specifically to an instance in which Pink Floyd watched The Beatles record Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band highlight “Lovely Rita” around the same time they themselves made their debut album…

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