This page collects (still available) books I'm involved with since 2007, and also includes a few that were published in the days before The Bee Smart Book Co.

 

I'm always interested in suggestions for future projects as I have been working with various dedicated authors and researchers over the past years. Please do get in touch via beesmart@crazydiamondrecords.com.

 

OUT DECEMBER 15

PINK FLOYD IN DE KUIP '94
SPECIAL EDITION

The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-7-2

PRE-ORDER! OUT DECEMBER 15, 2022

· deluxe, clothbound, hardcover edition.
· 112 pages, 170 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· limited and numbered edition of 500 copies.
· special edition copies are numbered 1-100.
· retro postcard signed by both authors.
· security shirt replica tote bag.
· backstage pass coasters.
· this book is in dutch language.

Regular Edition without tote bag and coasters also available.

please scroll down for the English text

Op 3, 4 en 5 september 1994 heropent Pink Floyd officieus maar glorieus het gerenoveerde Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam. 135.000 mensen zijn aanwezig om de band voor een allerlaatste keer in Nederland aan het werk te zien. Drie intense dagen die voorbij lijken te vliegen, vol dierbare verhalen die generaties verder nog steeds levend worden gehouden dankzij hen die er begin jaren negentig in De Kuip bij zijn.


Zelden worden concerten van Pink Floyd in Nederland zo uitgebreid in beeld gebracht door uiteenlopende bezoekers. Of ze er nu als aandachtig toeschouwer zijn, op uitnodiging van de band of gewoon aan het werk als stadiondirecteur of journalist. Ongevraagd rondneuzen tijdens de opbouw terwijl de voltallige Nederlandse pers buiten de deur wordt gehouden. Heimelijk de concerten ‘tapen’, op video nog wel en dat drie dagen. En wat te denken van kroonprins Willem-Alexander die onopgemerkt en volledig anoniem de laatste avond bezoekt. Verhalen met een – typisch Rotterdams – hoog Pietje Bell-gehalte. Het boek staat er vol mee.

Charles Beterams (1972) bestiert een eigen label, handelt in platen en memorabilia en schrijft zo nu en dan een boek. Little White Wonder, zijn standaardwerk over de opkomst van witte platen – bootlegs – in Nederland, bezorgt hem een plek op de shortlist van de ESNS Pop Media Prijs 2020.

Wouter Bessels (1977) is in het dagelijks leven journalist bij Dagblad van het Noorden en schreef eerder boeken over Pink Floyd en Porcupine Tree. Daarnaast is hij als auteur, mastering engineer en samensteller betrokken bij heruitgaven van artiesten als Golden Earring en Tangerine Dream.





OUT DECEMBER 15

PINK FLOYD IN DE KUIP '94
REGULAR EDITION

The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-7-2

PRE-ORDER! OUT DECEMBER 15, 2022

· deluxe, clothbound, hardcover edition.
· 112 pages, 170 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· limited and numbered edition of 500 copies.
· retro postcard signed by both authors.
· this book is in Dutch language.

Special Edition with extras also available.

please scroll down for the English text

Op 3, 4 en 5 september 1994 heropent Pink Floyd officieus maar glorieus het gerenoveerde Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam. 135.000 mensen zijn aanwezig om de band voor een allerlaatste keer in Nederland aan het werk te zien. Drie intense dagen die voorbij lijken te vliegen, vol dierbare verhalen die generaties verder nog steeds levend worden gehouden dankzij hen die er begin jaren negentig in De Kuip bij zijn.


Zelden worden concerten van Pink Floyd in Nederland zo uitgebreid in beeld gebracht door uiteenlopende bezoekers. Of ze er nu als aandachtig toeschouwer zijn, op uitnodiging van de band of gewoon aan het werk als stadiondirecteur of journalist. Ongevraagd rondneuzen tijdens de opbouw terwijl de voltallige Nederlandse pers buiten de deur wordt gehouden. Heimelijk de concerten ‘tapen’, op video nog wel en dat drie dagen. En wat te denken van kroonprins Willem-Alexander die onopgemerkt en volledig anoniem de laatste avond bezoekt. Verhalen met een – typisch Rotterdams – hoog Pietje Bell-gehalte. Het boek staat er vol mee.

Charles Beterams (1972) bestiert een eigen label, handelt in platen en memorabilia en schrijft zo nu en dan een boek. Little White Wonder, zijn standaardwerk over de opkomst van witte platen – bootlegs – in Nederland, bezorgt hem een plek op de shortlist van de ESNS Pop Media Prijs 2020.

Wouter Bessels (1977) is in het dagelijks leven journalist bij Dagblad van het Noorden en schreef eerder boeken over Pink Floyd en Porcupine Tree. Daarnaast is hij als auteur, mastering engineer en samensteller betrokken bij heruitgaven van artiesten als Golden Earring en Tangerine Dream.





OUT MARCH 1, 2023

Stefano Tarquini
ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ON VINYL
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-6-5

PRE-ORDER! OUT MARCH 1, 2023

· deluxe, clothbound, hardcover edition.
· 176 pages, 170 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· limited and numbered edition of 500 copies.
· signed by the author.
· pre-order only tote bag.
· this book is in English.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. ORDERS INCLUDING THIS BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED ON MARCH 1, 2023 AND NOT SHIPPED SEPARATELY.

All copies pre-ordered from us come with tote bag and author signed coaster as long as stock lasts!


Any Colour You Like – The Dark Side Of The Moon On Vinyl is the result of Stefano Tarquini's lifelong quest and gathers together the 700 currently known variations of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece on record. They are all there, from the first March 1973 UK edition with solid blue prism labels, to the most obscure pressings from Nicaragua and Mozambique and everything in between.

Each country has its entry with all known releases – test pressings, promotional copies, stock copies and mispressings – clearly arranged in chronological order with all necessary specifications, and complemented by a thousand images of labels and packaging details. The book deliberately refrains from a valuation of the various pressings as nothing is more subjective and volatile than the value of records.

Author Stefano Tarquini, Mr Pinky as he is lovingly known, has spent a major part of his life collecting records by Pink Floyd. His eye for detail and knowledge of the band’s official output on vinyl since 1967 makes him a grateful source of information for fellow collectors and countless publications in Italy and all over the world. He is the founder of the Italian collectors club The Lunatics and has curated various online resources dedicated to the band including the Mr Pinky Discography.


PINK FLOYD IN DE GOFFERT
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-3-4

· deluxe, clothbound, hardcover edition.
· 112 pages, 170 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· limited and numbered edition of 500 copies.
· signed.
· this book is in Dutch language.

[please scroll down for the English text]

Alsof het zo heeft moeten zijn, slaat Pink Floyd in de zomer van 1989 zijn tenten op in Nijmegen. Twintig jaar daarvoor is de groep voor het eerst in de stad voor een rampzalig slecht bezocht optreden in het Kolpinghuis. Nu zal dat anders zijn. Het immense Goffertpark wordt op maandag 10 juli bevolkt door maar liefst zestigduizend bezoekers. Niet eerder speelt Pink Floyd op eigen kracht voor zoveel mensen in Nederland als die avond. Aan niets is te merken dat het concert pas laat wordt toegevoegd aan het schema van de tournee die Another Lapse gedoopt is. In weinig meer dan een dag is het hele circus na het laatste van zes concerten uit Londen overgekomen. Van vermoeidheid is geen sprake. De groep onder leiding van David Gilmour is die avond in bloedvorm.

Het verhaal begint twee maanden daarvoor met een concert in Werchter, eerste halte van de tournee. Het is lange tijd onzeker of er überhaupt ruimte is voor een tweede concert in de Lage Landen. Concurrerende concertpromotors, een logistieke nachtmerrie en een wel heel bijzondere toegift in de lagune van Venetië – met dank aan de Nederlandse televisiepioniers IDTV en de Cinevideogroep wereldwijd uitgezonden – vormen de ingrediënten van een memorabele zomer. Het zijn boven alles de warme herinneringen en uniek, merendeels niet eerder gebruikt beeldmateriaal van deze concerten die PINK FLOYD IN DE GOFFERT tot een tijdloos document maken.


Ian Priston & Phil Salathé
BBC RADIO 1967-1971
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-4-1

· deluxe clothbound, hardcover edition
· written in English
· 240 pages in full-colour print
· printed on heavyweight 170gms paper (22x22cm)
· limited, numbered and signed edition of 400 copies.
· exclusively available from FLOYDSTUFF.com

Pink Floyd’s BBC radio sessions bridge the gap between their meticulously crafted studio albums and the ferocious improvisations of their live performances. Each recording documents a band constantly evolving, dealing in turn with the collapse of their leader Syd Barrett, their unsuccessful attempts to recapture the pop charts, and their eventual self-reinvention as providers of multimedia extravaganzas.

In the crucible offered by BBC programmes like Top Gear, Pink Floyd forged a musical approach that would serve them for years to come. As high-profile advertisements for a young and hungry group, the role of these appearances in furthering the band’s career cannot be overestimated.

The collaboration of an English researcher and an American composer, Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 combines the authors’ extensive research into the details of each session with a thoughtful analysis of its contents. Every chapter contains new additions to the historical record and sheds fresh light upon the band’s creative process, which combined rigorous structure with spontaneous expression – and astonishing bursts of inspiration with unabashed recycling of existing work.

Inside are firsthand recollections from audience members and BBC engineers, and coverage of unpublished recordings, including one session that only survives in a private collection and is here described in detail for the first time. The authors delineate the best sources for all the recordings discussed, and provide up-to-date information on Pink Floyd’s other radio broadcasts.

The text additionally speaks to the unsung heroes: home tapers and engineers who preserved Pink Floyd’s legacy when the BBC did not; DJs like John Peel who advocated ceaselessly for their music and offered them a platform from their earliest days; and even the band’s own members and collaborators, whose contributions are often underrecognised.

Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 covers its subject in unprecedented depth, while telling a story of triumph and loss, interspersed with wit and pathos. If you are keen to explore the early history of Pink Floyd, this is undoubtedly a book for you.

 

Ian Priston & Phil Salathé
BBC RADIO 1967-1971
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-5-8

· paperback edition.
· 240pages, 170 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· this book is written in English.

 

Pink Floyd’s BBC radio sessions bridge the gap between their meticulously crafted studio albums and the ferocious improvisations of their live performances. Each recording documents a band constantly evolving, dealing in turn with the collapse of their leader Syd Barrett, their unsuccessful attempts to recapture the pop charts, and their eventual self-reinvention as providers of multimedia extravaganzas.

In the crucible offered by BBC programmes like Top Gear, Pink Floyd forged a musical approach that would serve them for years to come. As high-profile advertisements for a young and hungry group, the role of these appearances in furthering the band’s career cannot be overestimated.

The collaboration of an English researcher and an American composer, Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 combines the authors’ extensive research into the details of each session with a thoughtful analysis of its contents. Every chapter contains new additions to the historical record and sheds fresh light upon the band’s creative process, which combined rigorous structure with spontaneous expression – and astonishing bursts of inspiration with unabashed recycling of existing work.

Inside are firsthand recollections from audience members and BBC engineers, and coverage of unpublished recordings, including one session that only survives in a private collection and is here described in detail for the first time. The authors delineate the best sources for all the recordings discussed, and provide up-to-date information on Pink Floyd’s other radio broadcasts.

The text additionally speaks to the unsung heroes: home tapers and engineers who preserved Pink Floyd’s legacy when the BBC did not; DJs like John Peel who advocated ceaselessly for their music and offered them a platform from their earliest days; and even the band’s own members and collaborators, whose contributions are often underrecognised.

Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 covers its subject in unprecedented depth, while telling a story of triumph and loss, interspersed with wit and pathos. If you are keen to explore the early history of Pink Floyd, this is undoubtedly a book for you.

 

PINK FLOYD - THE NICO VAN DER STAM ARCHIVES
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-2-7
Published December 1, 2021

Chapter 1: NTS Studio + Leidsebosje Amsterdam 1967
Chapter 2: Piccadilly Circus London 1967
Chapter 3: Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969
Chapter 4: Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1970
Chapter 5: Sportpaleis Ahoy' Rotterdam 1971

 

· deluxe clothbound and hardback edition.
· spotvarnished cover.
· 112 pages on heavyweight 170 gms pape.r
· 22 x 30 cm oblong format.
· one-time limited and numbered edition of 1000 copies.
· signed by the author.

 

His images of Syd Barrett’s The Pink Floyd from 1967 are of an iconic beauty. However, few people in the Netherlands – and even less abroad – associate these photos with photographer Nico van der Stam (Rotterdam 1925 – Amsterdam 2000), who captures the band in Amsterdam in April 1967, and again two months later in London. Initially focused on documenting everyday city life and the flourishing local jazz scene, Van der Stam soon turns his lens on the emerging pop music, photographing such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Mothers Of Invention, The Doors, Cream, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, The Supremes and The Pink Floyd. He is regularly found in studios where artists are recording for radio and television. "I went to the studios, took pictures of rehearsals and recordings and then sold them to the broadcasting companies."

The few pictures of Pink Floyd that are previously published – without exception in a characteristic square format and not seldom in colour – are just an excerpt from Van der Stam’s immense catalogue which holds over a million negatives.

For PINK FLOYD – THE NICO VAN DER STAM ARCHIVES, Charles Beterams has taken a deep dive into Van der Stam’s archive, exploring and unearthing the photographer’s breathtaking oeuvre. An unprecedented amount of newly discovered Pink Floyd transparencies and negatives – starting with those from the aforementioned 1967 sessions of the band in all its psychedelic glory – have been catalogued, scanned and retouched for the very first time.


Nico van der Stam also takes pictures of Pink Floyd during their 1969 and 1970 concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. By the time the band play the Rotterdam Ahoy’ in 1971, he is no longer doing concert photography himself, assigning requisite duties to his then assistant Govert de Roos, who will go on to become a renowned photographer in his own right and kindly provides the foreword to this book. Most of the pictures from these three gigs are available to the public eye for the very first time.

PINK FLOYD – THE NICO VAN DER STAM ARCHIVES is not only a well-deserved tribute to a unique photo press agency but also an impressive and hitherto unseen insight into the legendary British band’s defining years.

 

PINK FLOYD - THE ROB VERHORST ARCHIVES
The Bee Smart Book Co.
ISBN 978-90-831514-1-0
Published October 8, 2021

· deluxe clothbound and hardback edition.
· spotvarnished cover.
· 200 pages on heavyweight 170 gms paper.
· 22 x 30 cm oblong format.
· one-time printed limited edition of 1000 copies.
· signed by the photographer and numbered.
· with exclusive poster.

 

(dutch introduction below)

 

Rob Verhorst’s career spans well over four decades. David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason have been a common thread in his working years. The gentlemen of Pink Floyd, as a group but later also solo, often appear before the lens of the Rotterdam (pop) photographer. A first encounter in Sportpaleis Ahoy’ in Rotterdam in 1977 makes Verhorst decide to combine his two passions – photography and music – and to make it his profession. His picture of a deflated pig in Ahoy’ also inadvertently reveals a unique way of working. Verhorst not only goes for the big picture, but knows – like no other – how to capture details that only someone with an eye for detail and a strong urge for perfection can capture.

His photos do not remain unnoticed for long and soon start to appear in newspapers such as Rotterdams Dagblad and renowned music magazines like Muziekkrant OOR, Muziek Expres, Hitkrant and Music Maker. In the years that follow his photographs of the 1980 Pink Floyd shows at Earls Court in London to promote The Wall go global. In the 1980s, Verhorst is always there, everywhere. He ends up with David Gilmour in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht in 1984 and Roger Waters in Sportpaleis Ahoy’ that same year. He documents Pink Floyd’s comeback in Rotterdam in 1988 and a year later in Werchter and the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. A picture of Pink Floyd in front of a battery of his colleagues during a photo session in Versailles in 1988 is a classic, just like so many others. Rob Verhorst’s photos of Pink Floyd – but also those of dozens if not hundreds other world acts – have become a staple of the renowned Getty Images catalogue.

In 1990 Verhorst photographs The Wall for a second time – this time Roger Waters’ performance in Berlin – and frequently captures the former Pink Floyd bassist in the new millennium, in 2011 in Arnhem for a third time performing The Wall. He is one of the few – and perhaps the only one professionally – who has shot the three tours of the concept album in as many decades. For this book, Rob Verhorst (1952) made a selection of no less than three hundred iconic Pink Floyd photos, many of them previously unpublished. Together with memories and additional visual material from his archives they form an impressive collection and legacy.




Charles Beterams
PINK FLOYD ON FORTY-FIVE

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-3-4

 

· deluxe, clothbound, hardcover edition.
· 260 pages, 135 gms paper, 22x22cm.
· limited and numbered edition of 500 copies.
· signed.
· this book is in English.

 

Pink Floyd On Forty-Five is the definitive discography of Pink Floyd 7inch singles. With the help of the world’s foremost Pink Floyd singles collectors, Charles Beterams has compiled a simply breathtaking book that sets the standard. Apart from entries on exotic countries such as Angola, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jamaica, Kenia, Nigeria, The Philippines and Turkey, Pink Floyd On Forty-Five also features extensive discographies of 7inch singles from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA. The core of the book consists of 7inch singles that ended up in public, either via the regular route of shops – stock copies – or via record companies to radio stations and journalists – promotional copies. These are brought together in separate chapters per country, starting with Pink Floyd, and followed by Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and/or Richard Wright singles, all of them in chronological order, complete with release notes and details. Pink Floyd On Forty-Five concludes with a selection of test pressings and acetates. For this completely revised and updated second edition, Charles Beterams was able to add nearly 100 discoveries, label and sleeve variations and new releases. Pink Floyd’s history on 7inch is presented in all its full colour glory, with well over 1200 pictures to distinguish all known pressings. Charles Beterams also wrote an acclaimed book on Pink Floyd’s concerts in The Netherlands, which was published by Permafrost Publishers in 2017. “This book is the authoritative work on Pink Floyd singles from around the world. No ‘maybes’, no ‘rumoured to exist’, this is all that is definitely known about and more.” – Record Collector. ISBN 978-90-826893-3-4. 

SPECIAL OFFER

Charles Beterams
LITTLE WHITE WONDER

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-5-8

· dutch edition
· 248 pages on 135 gms paper
· 24 x 31 cm format
· includes an exclusive 7inch with 1970/1971 interviews 

 

Ineens zijn ze daar in 1970, illegaal uitgebrachte platen met onbekend Dylan-materiaal, een niet eerder uitgebracht Stonesconcert, een over zes plaatkanten uitgesmeerd verslag van het festival in Kralingen. De gevestigde muziekindustrie staat op de achterste benen, de pers smult ervan en komt woorden tekort en de muziekliefhebber schaft ze in groten getale aan in boekhandels, smoezelige winkeltjes en op het Waterlooplein. Ondanks dat muziek een vooraanstaande rol inneemt in de sociaaleconomische omslag die vanaf de tweede helft van de jaren zestig in Nederland zijn intrede doet, blijft de opkomst van de zogenaamde witte plaat – waar alles bij elkaar komt – een onbeschreven hoofdstuk.

In Little White Wonder ontrafelt Charles Beterams de even adembenemende als door mysterie omgeven wereld achter die witte platen – ook wel bootlegs genoemd – aan de hand van teruggevonden archiefstukken, uniek beeldmateriaal en gesprekken met makers, distributeurs, bestrijders, kopers en andere directbetrokkenen die vaak voor het eerst hun verhaal doen. Een verhaal van gelouterde hippies en schuchtere studenten die de zaken volledig ondergronds en clandestien aanpakken tot de entrepreneurs die onbedoeld een lacune in de Nederlandse wetgeving blootleggen en – met toestemming van auteursrechtenorganisatie Stemra en zelfs een helpend handje vanuit Hilversum – hun allesbehalve koosjere platen geperst krijgen in Nederland en daarbuiten.

Little White Wonder is een eerbetoon aan hen die in een sterk veranderende samenleving het lef hebben gehad om – aan weerszijden van de wet – onontgonnen paden te betreden zonder zichzelf daarbij te ontzien. Hun voetafdruk is tot de dag van vandaag zichtbaar in een muziekwereld die veel toegankelijker is dan aan het einde van de jaren zestig voor ogen werd gehouden.

De eerste editie van 500 komt met een bonus 7inch met daarop exclusieve interviews over witte platen uit het rijke VPRO-archief.

Charles Beterams (1972) geeft sinds jaar en dag platen uit op het Tonefloat-label, handelt in elpees, singles en memorabilia en schrijft zo nu en dan een boek.

Over Pink Floyd In Nederland (2017) oordeelde OOR ‘Een boek waar drummer en bandarchivaris Nick Mason jaloers op zal zijn’.

 


SPECIAL OFFER

Charles Beterams
LITTLE WHITE WONDER

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-6-5

 

· dutch edition
· 248 pages on 135 gms paper
· 24 x 31 cm format
· includes an exclusive 7inch with 1970/1971 interviews 

 

Suddenly in 1970, they are all over the place. Illegally released records with unknown Dylan material, an unreleased Stones concert and a six-sided report of the Kralingen festival in Rotterdam. The established music industry is dismayed, the press loves it, and music lovers from all over the Netherlands flock to bookshops, dodgy stores and the Amsterdam Waterlooplein market to buy these so-called white records. Despite music playing a prominent role in the socioeconomic change that has been taking place in the Netherlands since the late sixties, it is with the emergence of these white records – the term bootleg is rarely used in the Netherlands in those days – that everything comes together. Yet this fascinating and pivotal phenomena has remained largely unexplored. Until now.

In Little White Wonder Charles Beterams unravels the mysterious tale behind the Dutch white record phenomena, talking with those who produced the records, those who bought them and those who fought them. Their story – often told for the very first time – is every bit as gripping and revealing as the societal upheavals that accompanied their appearance. From the underground, clandestine activities of idealistic hippies and timid students to canny entrepreneurs, the production of white records exposed a gap in Dutch legislation that enabled enterprising mavericks to get – often with permission from copyright organisation Stemra and even a helping hand from broadcasters – their decidedly unkosher records pressed, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Little White Wonder is also a tribute to those who, on the cusp of great change, had the vision to tread unexplored paths – on both sides of the law – without necessarily sparing themselves. Their actions still resonate today in a music industry that is much more accessible than was envisaged at the end of the sixties.

A bonus 7inch included with this limited edition of 500 copies features exclusive interviews on the subject from the VPRO archives.

Charles Beterams (1972) has been releasing records on the Tonefloat label for years. He buys and sells records and memorabilia, and occasionally writes a book.

Pink Floyd in Nederland (2017) has been judged by music magazine OOR ‘A book of which drummer and band archivist Nick Mason will be jealous’.

 


Charles Beterams
PINK FLOYD IN NEDERLAND

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-1-0

 

· deluxe clothbound and hardback edition .
· 256 pages on 135 gms paper.
· 17 x 24 cm format.
· one-time printed limited edition of 1500 copies.
· this book is in Dutch language.

 

Pink Floyd In Nederland is the story of fifty years of Pink Floyd in the low countries. Charles Beterams unveils the full story of The Netherlands in the development of Pink Floyd. Written in chronological terms, featuring unique and unprecedented photographs, remarkable facts and special eye-witness reports of those involved in Holland, Pink Floyd In Nederland tells the full story of the legendary English group from a unique Dutch perspective.

 

What happened before the concert in Apeldoorn 1968 that ended with the police questioning the venue owner and Pink Floyd's roadie? What caused all the hassles of the forgotten Paradiso concert in 1969? Did Syd Barrett ever visit The Netherlands as a solo artist for VPRO's Piknik in 1970? What about that meet-up between Roger Waters and the now King and Queen of The Netherlands in Arnhem on April 8th, 2011?

 

The assumption that The Netherlands is important in those first years of Pink Floyd is evident from the many concerts found in The Early Years 1965-1972 box set. In addition to the VPRO recorded concerts in Amsterdam, there have been gigs in places like Heesch, Vlissingen, Bussum, Terneuzen, Groningen, Weesp, Maastricht and Nijmegen. After the great breakthrough of the seventies, Pink Floyd only sporadically visited the Netherlands, including the tour to promote Animals in 1977. There were also sold out concerts after the comeback in the late 1980s in Rotterdam and Nijmegen. In recent years, David Gilmour and Roger Waters again regularly visited the lowlands.

 

The full-colour 256-page hardcover book is an updated and expanded successor of Pink Floyd In De Polder, of which the Dutch press said that it was "a must-have on the bookshelf of anyone who is a Pink Floyd fan, or interested in the history of pop music in The Netherlands" (MusicMaker), and "Excellent, deep-digging..." (Oor).

 




Charles Beterams
PINK FLOYD IN NEDERLAND

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-1-0

 

· 1980s edition, limited to 100 numbered copies.
· deluxe clothbound and hardback edition.
· 256 pages on 135 gms paper.
· 17 x 24 cm format.
· one-time printed limited edition of 1500 copies.
· this book is in Dutch language.

 

Pink Floyd In Nederland is the story of fifty years of Pink Floyd in the low countries. Charles Beterams unveils the full story of The Netherlands in the development of Pink Floyd. Written in chronological terms, featuring unique and unprecedented photographs, remarkable facts and special eye-witness reports of those involved in Holland, Pink Floyd In Nederland tells the full story of the legendary English group from a unique Dutch perspective.

 

What happened before the concert in Apeldoorn 1968 that ended with the police questioning the venue owner and Pink Floyd's roadie? What caused all the hassles of the forgotten Paradiso concert in 1969? Did Syd Barrett ever visit The Netherlands as a solo artist for VPRO's Piknik in 1970? What about that meet-up between Roger Waters and the now King and Queen of The Netherlands in Arnhem on April 8th, 2011?

 

The assumption that The Netherlands is important in those first years of Pink Floyd is evident from the many concerts found in The Early Years 1965-1972 box set. In addition to the VPRO recorded concerts in Amsterdam, there have been gigs in places like Heesch, Vlissingen, Bussum, Terneuzen, Groningen, Weesp, Maastricht and Nijmegen. After the great breakthrough of the seventies, Pink Floyd only sporadically visited the Netherlands, including the tour to promote Animals in 1977. There were also sold out concerts after the comeback in the late 1980s in Rotterdam and Nijmegen. In recent years, David Gilmour and Roger Waters again regularly visited the lowlands.

 

The full-colour 256-page hardcover book is an updated and expanded successor of Pink Floyd In De Polder, of which the Dutch press said that it was "a must-have on the bookshelf of anyone who is a Pink Floyd fan, or interested in the history of pop music in The Netherlands" (MusicMaker), and "Excellent, deep-digging..." (Oor).

 




 

Charles Beterams
PINK FLOYD IN NEDERLAND

Permafrost Publishers
ISBN 978-90-826893-1-0

 

· 1970s edition, limited to 100 numbered copies.
· deluxe clothbound and hardback edition.
· 256 pages on 135 gms paper.
· 17 x 24 cm format.
· one-time printed limited edition of 1500 copies.
· this book is in Dutch language.

 

Pink Floyd In Nederland is the story of fifty years of Pink Floyd in the low countries. Charles Beterams unveils the full story of The Netherlands in the development of Pink Floyd. Written in chronological terms, featuring unique and unprecedented photographs, remarkable facts and special eye-witness reports of those involved in Holland, Pink Floyd In Nederland tells the full story of the legendary English group from a unique Dutch perspective.

 

What happened before the concert in Apeldoorn 1968 that ended with the police questioning the venue owner and Pink Floyd's roadie? What caused all the hassles of the forgotten Paradiso concert in 1969? Did Syd Barrett ever visit The Netherlands as a solo artist for VPRO's Piknik in 1970? What about that meet-up between Roger Waters and the now King and Queen of The Netherlands in Arnhem on April 8th, 2011?

 

The assumption that The Netherlands is important in those first years of Pink Floyd is evident from the many concerts found in The Early Years 1965-1972 box set. In addition to the VPRO recorded concerts in Amsterdam, there have been gigs in places like Heesch, Vlissingen, Bussum, Terneuzen, Groningen, Weesp, Maastricht and Nijmegen. After the great breakthrough of the seventies, Pink Floyd only sporadically visited the Netherlands, including the tour to promote Animals in 1977. There were also sold out concerts after the comeback in the late 1980s in Rotterdam and Nijmegen. In recent years, David Gilmour and Roger Waters again regularly visited the lowlands.

 

The full-colour 256-page hardcover book is an updated and expanded successor of Pink Floyd In De Polder, of which the Dutch press said that it was "a must-have on the bookshelf of anyone who is a Pink Floyd fan, or interested in the history of pop music in The Netherlands" (MusicMaker), and "Excellent, deep-digging..." (Oor).