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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
573 Votes
The Division Bell
1994

3.5
1,828 Votes
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
1987

2.8
1,368 Votes
The Final Cut
1983

3.2
1,364 Votes
The Wall
1979

4.3
4,765 Votes
Animals
1977

4.5
4,284 Votes
Wish You Were Here
1975

4.6
5,579 Votes
The Dark Side of the Moon
1973

4.6
6,552 Votes
Obscured by Clouds
1972

3.5
1,058 Votes
Meddle
1971

4.2
2,773 Votes
Atom Heart Mother
1970

3.6
1,576 Votes
Ummagumma
1969

3.3
1,167 Votes
More
1969

3
763 Votes
A Saucerful of Secrets
1968

3.7
1,357 Votes
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
1967

4
2,181 Votes
EPs
1965
2015

3.4
15 Votes
1967: The First Three Singles
1997

4.1
49 Votes
London '66–'67
1995

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

4.1
242 Votes
Pulse (DVD)
1995

4.4
359 Votes
Pulse
1995

4.1
421 Votes
Delicate Sound of Thunder
1988

3.7
267 Votes
Live at Pompeii
1972

4.6
290 Votes
Compilations
Cre/ation: The Early Years 1965-1972
2016

3.9
4 Votes
The Wall (Immersion)
02/28/2012

4.4
22 Votes
The Wall (Experience)
02/27/2012

3.9
9 Votes
Wish You Were Here (Immersion)
2011

4.6
20 Votes
Wish You Were Here (Experience)
2011

4.8
11 Votes
A Foot in the Door
2011

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

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

4.3
13 Votes
Discovery
2011

4.6
8 Votes
The Dark Side Of The Moon- 30th Anniversary
2003

5
7 Votes
Echoes
2001

3.8
349 Votes
The Early Singles
1992

3.9
15 Votes
Shine On
1992

3.7
5 Votes
Works
1983

3.2
69 Votes
Pink Floyd: The Wall (Soundtrack)
1982

4.3
11 Votes
A Collection of Great Dance Songs
1981

2.8
109 Votes
A Nice Pair
1973

4.1
6 Votes
Relics
1971

3.9
220 Votes
The Best of the Pink Floyd
1970

3
20 Votes

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