Pink Floyd started their sessions for their next album ‘Wish You Were Here’ today at Abbey Road Studios, London, 1975. This was their ninth album and was released on September 12th 1975. ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, features on this album. The song served as a tribute to Syd Barret who left the band seven years earlier due to a mental breakdown. The album topped record charts in both the US and UK and EMI was unable to meet demand and print enough copies. It appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ even after initially receiving mixed reviews. Both David Gilmour and Richard Wright cited the album as their favourite Pink Floyd album.