The Rolling Stones turn 50, Pink Floyd: The Wall turns 30. Yes, It's been an unusually busy week on HuffPost Culture for ageing rock gods.

But it's not just keeping our mums happy. Because as Pink Floyd: The Wall enters its fourth decade, there's naturally an exhibition and some previously-unseen snaps to accompany the birthday cake.

This time, the images are the work of David Appleby, the unit photographer on the 1982 film which sees a rock star (played by Bob Geldof) descend into madness. Happy days.

bob geldof Bob Geldof, hanging in a swimming pool on set of Pink Floyd: The Wall


The images show a young Geldof, at times slightly naked and odd-looking, and lots of creepy kiddy mask action. How better to say Happy Birthday?!

You can check out some of the images in our gallery below, or, even better, head to the exhibition at Blackall Studios until 18 July, or see the movie screened on TCM.

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  • Sir Alan Parker, Brian Morris, Gerald Scarfe in The War Room at Alan's bungalow in Pinewood Studios.

  • Aftermath of the riot scene

  • Sir Bob and Sir Alan

  • We dont need no education. Children sing in masks

  • Sir Bob Geldof as 'Pink'

  • Sir Alan Parker directs Sir Bob Geldof

  • Sir Alan Parker, Sir Bob Geldof and The Wall

  • Camera operator John Stanier and Sir Bob Geldof

  • Nobody Home. Scene shows Pink has lost the love of his life

  • Sir Bob Geldof having his eyebrows shaved in makeup

  • Sir Alan Parker directs Sir Bob Geldof

  • Sir Bob Geldof as 'Pink' pieces together bits from his trashed hotel room.

  • Local Devon workforce join the cast

  • Iconic image from The Wall of Sir Bob Geldof

  • WWII scene shot in Sauntan Sands in Devon

  • Sir Bob Geldof

  • Christine Hargreaves and Roger Waters. Kevin McKeon as young Pink

  • Dummy used for Pink's father

  • Sir Alan Parker