Who would have known that architecture was so central to the formation of Pink Floyd? Up until now, many have been unaware that this was the case. Drummer Nick Mason began a degree in architecture 50 years ago at Westminister University, and today, he receives an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree. He put his studies on hold to start Pink Floyd with Roger Waters and Richard Wright and never went back. He explains in the interview below that studying architecture helped in his understanding of stage lighting and design, among other parts of the live experience:

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[via Architizer]