Myth: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album was created to sync up with The Wizard of Oz as an alternative soundtrack.
This is another popular myth that is completely unfounded. Even the Pink Floyd band members have denied the connection. Still, the rumors persist. About 1995, someone, somewhere, discovered that when The Dark Side of the Moon is played at or about the second roar of Leo the Lion as The Wizard of Oz is beginning, the songs and music appear to match up with the action in the movie. The problem is, the album was released in 1973, long before a home video version of The Wizard of Oz was available. This would’ve been necessary to create such a precise alignment between the movie scenes and Pink Floyd’s music. Still in all, it is merely a happy coincidence, one that has become known as The Dark Side of the Rainbow to followers of Pink Floyd and The Wizard of Oz.