English rock band Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album "The Wall" topped the record charts forty years ago today, staying at number one for fifteen weeks before sliding down to second place. A concept album following an isolated and depressed man named Pink who builds symbolic walls to shield himself from his troubles, this rock opera was so thoroughly conceived it inspired a full-length feature film released in 1982 starring Bob Geldof. The record would eventually sell 24 million copies, making it the group’s best-selling album after their magnum opus, “The Dark Side of the Moon”.
“All and all, you’re just another brick in the wall.” —
“The Wall” by Pink Floyd