Did you know that in 1967 Pink Floyd were recording Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at Abbey Road studios almost simultaneously with The Beatles, who were working on Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? Did you know that in the song Seamus a voice can be heard saying “He is the real dog.“ right before one of the “dog solos“? Did you know that Money from the Dark Side Of The Moon album is the most played song on American radio stations ever?
Willie Wilson (born John Wilson) was born on July 8 1947 in England.
Wilson started his musical career at the age of 16 when he joined the Cambridge based The Swinging Vibros band. In the band he performed with Nick Barraclough, Brian Carling and John Anderson.
In 1966, Wilson was a member of David Gilmour’s Joker’s Wild. When Gilmour left, Wilson joined a band called Quiver.
Willie Wilson was also a friend of Syd Barrett’s and he recorded some parts of his first two albums (A Madcap Laughs and Barrett).
He plays on Gilmour’s solo debut named On An Island.
Wilson’s collaboration with Pink Floyd was associated with The Wall project. He was the drummer in the “surrogate band” which performed the opening song In The Flesh? He also recorded the drums for the film versions of the songs.