I distinctly remember rocking up to the Empire in Liverpool on November 29, 1974 - full of expectation - to watch Pink Floyd perform The Dark Side of the Moon. I was 16.
Brings back a few memories! Like you, at the tender age of 16 (I think I'm a few months younger!), one of the advantages of an older brother who could drive - I could cadge a lift to gigs!
I saw that tour - Trentham Gardens, just outside of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Seem to remember we weren't that far from the front (close enough to feel the cold from the dry-ice vapour pouring off the stage!), pretty much directly in front of David Gilmour. The encore of Echoes was, well, mind-blowing!
Agree with your choice of their 3 best albums.
Oh for the days when bands played something other than stadiums and arenas! (I saw The Who, Deep Purple, Sabbath and Yes in the same venue).