Did you know that originally the character of Pink in The Wall movie was to be played by Roger Waters himself? However, his screen tests turned out to be a disaster... Did you know that the band’s estimated income in 1994 and 1995 was 62 million USD (2.5 billion CZK)? Did you know that the song Castellorizon from David Gilmour’s On An Island album is named after a Greek island near Rhodos, where David has his own house?
Clare Torry is known for her outstanding vocal performance in the song The Great Gig In The Sky from Dark Side Of The Moon. It is said that her only repayment for the work was a single bottle of red wine.
Clare also collaborated with Olivia Newton-John, Alan Parsons, Meat Loaf and others.
She performed along Waters in several concerts in the 1980’s and she even took part in recording his solo album Radio K.A.O.S.
In 1990 she sang with Pink Floyd at the famous Knebworth concert.
In 2004, Torry sued Pink Floyd and EMI for songwriting royalties on the basis that her contribution to The Great Gig In The Sky constituted co-authorship with Richard Wright. In 1973 she was paid the standard flat fee of £30 for Sunday studio work. In 2005, an out-of-court settlement was reached in Torry’s favour. Since then, all releases credit her as co-author of The Great Gig In The Sky.