3. The rock and roll classic helped fund a comedy classic.
Like everybody in Great Britain who was worth a shit in the early 1970s, Pink Floyd were massive fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In fact, Alan Parsons would later say that the band’s frequent breaks in recording to watch the show afforded him time and opportunity to experiment with different mixes and effects in the studio.
Floyd stepped up and showed their appreciation for the troupe of comedy innovators by using a portion of the jillions of dollars (er, pounds) earned by Dark Side of the Moon to help fund the production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one the most hilarious, daring and influential British comedy films of all time.