Take A Trip To The Dark Side Of The Rainbow
There's no place like home.....especially when I'm listening to "Dark Side Of The Moon" while watching "The Wizard of Oz".
Pink Floyd released their legendary album "Dark Side Of The Moon" on this month in 1973. As if the astounding songs that filled the two sides of the album weren't enough there also comes one hell of an urban legend to go along with them and it involves the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz".
The story of "The Dark Side Of The Rainbow" dates back to 1995 when the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette published the first major media story about the many eerie coincidences discovered while synchronizing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" with "The Wizard of Oz". Two years later a disc jockey in Boston discussed the urban legend on the air and soon after the story took off like a tornado in Kansas blowing away the minds of many-a-rock fan.
Today, thanks to YouTube, curious fans don't have to drop the needle at just the right roar of the MGM lion (I've always preferred dropping it just after the third roar in case you were wondering) to experience one seriously far out trip.
To take your own trip to "The Dark Side Of The Rainbow" just press play on the video above. For an excellent list of coincidences (or intentionally well-placed "coincidences") that occur, check out THIS page courtesy of the website everwonder.com.
Now you are off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, and hear the music, the wonderful music of Pink Floyd.