There are a striking number of coincidences between events in the movie The Wizard Of Oz
and musical cues (and lyrics) on the 1973 Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon
. It is highly improbable that the band had a print of the movie with them when they recorded that album at Abbey Road, and few attempt to claim it to have been deliberate (David Gilmour dismisses it as nonsense), but the coincidences are remarkable nonetheless. If you begin the album on the third roar of the MGM lion (using the NTSC version of the movie, not the 25 fps PAL version which runs a little over 4% faster) the coincidences include (but are not limited to):
The line "balanced on the biggest wave" comes as Dorothy balances on the fence.
-The song "On the Run" starts as Dorothy falls off the fence.
"The Great Gig in the Sky" begins when the tornado first appears.
The song "Us and Them" is played when Dorothy meets the Wicked Witch of the West.
The line "black and blue" is repeated when they are talking to one another (Dorothy in her blue outfit, the Wicked Witch in black).
The line "the lunatic is on the grass..." coincides with Dorothy meeting the Scarecrow.
When we first see Miss Gulch on her bicycle, the song "Time" starts with its bells and alarms.
Dorothy asks Professor Marvel what else he sees in his crystal ball as the line "thought I'd something more to say" comes along in the song "Time."
As the Scarecrow sings "If I Only Had a Brain", Pink Floyd sing "Brain Damage."
Side 1 of the original vinyl album (up to the end of "The Great Gig in the Sky") is exactly as long as the black and white portion of the film.
As Dorothy listens to the Tin Man's chest, the album ends with the famous heartbeat sound effect.
Dieter - Turnhout, Belgium