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Essay heading: A brief history of Pink Floyd
 
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They soon caught the attention of EMI and got signed to their Columbia Label. In 1967 Pink Floyd released their first two singles. The first "Arnold Layne" became a top twenty hit. Then it was banned by the BBC for depicting the life of a transvestite thief. The controversy only helped the success of Pink Floyd...
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The second single was, "See Emily Play," reached number six on the charts. On August, 5 1967 they released "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Barrett wrote the lyrics to all the songs but one, "Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk" which was written by Waters. They came up with the title for the album from the seventh chapter of Kenneth Grahames' "The Wind in the Willows", Where Ratty and Mole, while searching for a lost animal, have a religious experience...
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