Pink Floyd Promo Single Sells for More Than $3,000
‘Not Now John,’ featuring David Gilmour on vocals, and the Waters-sung B-side ‘Your Possible Pasts,’ both come from 1983’s ‘The Final Cut.’ The song reached No. 7 on the mainstream-rock chart in the U.S. and went to No. 3 in the U.K.
The special promotional edition of the “Not Now John” single features a rare white CBS label.
The band was on the verge of splitting up by this point, since the LP is basically a Waters solo record. Founding keyboardist Richard Wright had been ousted during the album’s difficult sessions. By the mid ’80s, Gilmour and Waters were embroiled in a nasty legal battle over the rights to the Pink Floyd name.