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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in ...read more

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and eventually their dominant songwriter, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.

Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), and toured until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8, but Gilmour and Waters have since stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and largely based on unreleased material.

Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States. « hide

Similar Bands: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright

LPs
The Endless River
2014

3
657 Votes
The Division Bell
1994

3.5
1,919 Votes
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
1987

2.8
1,434 Votes
The Final Cut
1983

3.2
1,426 Votes
The Wall
1979

4.3
4,956 Votes
Animals
1977

4.5
4,481 Votes
Wish You Were Here
1975

4.6
5,866 Votes
The Dark Side of the Moon
1973

4.6
6,833 Votes
Obscured by Clouds
1972

3.5
1,123 Votes
Meddle
1971

4.2
2,917 Votes
Atom Heart Mother
1970

3.6
1,656 Votes
Ummagumma
1969

3.3
1,234 Votes
More
1969

3
817 Votes
A Saucerful of Secrets
1968

3.7
1,436 Votes
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
1967

4
2,301 Votes
EPs
1965 — Their First Recordings
2015

3.3
19 Votes
1967 — The First Three Singles
1997

4.1
52 Votes
London '66–'67
1995

3.4
70 Votes
Live Albums
Is There Anybody Out There?
2000

4
248 Votes
Pulse — The Film
1995

4.4
364 Votes
Pulse
1995

4.1
441 Votes
Delicate Sound of Thunder
1988

3.7
278 Votes
Live at Pompeii
1972

4.6
307 Votes
Compilations
Cre/ation: The Early Years 1965–1972
2016

4.1
15 Votes
The Wall — Immersion
02/28/2012

4.3
24 Votes
The Wall — Experience Edition
02/27/2012

3.8
11 Votes
Wish You Were Here — Immersion
2011

4.6
23 Votes
Wish You Were Here — Experience Edition
2011

4.9
15 Votes
A Foot in the Door
2011

2.8
37 Votes
The Dark Side of the Moon (Immersion)
2011

4.8
34 Votes
The Dark Side of the Moon (Experience)
2011

4.4
16 Votes
Discovery
2011

4.7
11 Votes
The Wall Singles
2011

2.9
4 Votes
Oh by the Way
2007

4
2 Votes
The Dark Side Of The Moon- 30th Anniversary
2003

5
8 Votes
Echoes
2001

3.8
353 Votes
The Early Singles
1992

4
21 Votes
Shine On
1992

3.8
6 Votes
Works
1983

3.2
73 Votes
The Wall — Music From The Film
1982

4.1
15 Votes
A Collection of Great Dance Songs
1981

2.8
114 Votes
Masters Of Rock Vol. 1
1974

4.2
3 Votes
A Nice Pair
1973

4.1
8 Votes
Relics
1971

3.9
229 Votes
The Best of the Pink Floyd
1970

3.1
22 Votes

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