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Pink Floyd
HAMMOND MODEL C3 ORGAN AND LESLIE SPEAKER CABINET
organ with 61 keys each on the Swell and Great keyboards, 12 preset keys each, one rotary control, 7 switches, 38 adjustable drawbars, expression pedal, one selector switch; and Leslie Type 147 speaker cabinet in natural casing with internal amplifier, two way loudspeakers with rotating horns, with connecting cable
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The resident Hammond C3 organ at Britannia Row Studios from 1976 to 2015.

PINK FLOYD'S HAMMOND ORGAN FROM THE GROUP'S ORIGINAL RECORDING STUDIO, played by Rick Wright on the albums Animals (1977), The Wall (1979), The Division Bell (1994) and The Endless River (2014).

Pink Floyd recorded their early work at Abbey Road but after Wish You Were Here (1975) they decided that their astonishingly ambitious recordings required such extensive studio time that they would establish their own studios in Britannia Row, Islington, in a three-storey block of church halls. Recording at "Britannia Row Studios" started in April 1976 and Animals, Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album, was entirely recorded at the new facility.

It appears that Pink Floyd did not acquire a new instrument for their new studio since the date of manufacture for the organ can be traced to 1962.

Eventually Nick Mason took on full ownership of the studio and in the early 1990s sold it to the current owner who had been managing it since the mid-1980s. At this point it relocated to Fulham but the studio equipment remained intact. As the resident organ it was also featured on Soul II Soul Club Classics Volume 1 (1989), Snow Patrol Final Straw (2003), Pulp His 'n' Hers (1994), The Charlatans Who We Touch (2010) and many others.

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