50 Years Of Pink Floyd: Welcome To The Machine
The producer's tale
Pink Floyd signed to EMI in 1967. In one of his final interviews, in-house producer Norman Smith, who died in 2008, recalled working with the fledgling group and their “difficult” lead singer.
When I became a producer at EMI I sent out letters to all the band managers and agents, telling them I was looking for new talent. I got a letter back from Bryan Morrison, who was Pink Floyd’s agent, inviting me to go and see them. I’d never heard of Pink Floyd.