Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

 

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Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. 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 popular music history.

Pink Floyd were founded 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 and vocalist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett's mental health continued to deteriorate until he was sacked in 1968. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and conceptual leader, 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 through 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason reunited with Waters in 2005 to perform as Pink Floyd in London as part of the global awareness event Live 8; Gilmour and Waters later stated they had 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 based almost entirely on unreleased material.

Pink Floyd were inducted into the American 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.

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1972 Obfusc/ation
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1972 Obfusc/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1971 Reverber/ation
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1971 Reverber/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1970 Devi/ation
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1970 Devi/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1969 Dramatis/ation
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1969 Dramatis/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.

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David Gilmour shares excerpt of Shine On You Crazy Diamond from Live At Pompeii
  –  November 5, 2017
David Gilmour releases video excerpt of Pink Floyd classic Shine On You Crazy Diamond from his new Live At Pompeii concert film David Gilmour has shared a video excerpt of his performance of Pink Floyd classic Shine On You Crazy Diamond. It’s taken from ...
PBS’ Roger Swain to Take Part in “Growers Seminar” at Hope & Main
  –  November 5, 2017
One of the musical highlights of the fall season is rock n' roll legend Roger Waters coming to Boston's TD Garden. The former Pink Floyd star will play two shows in Boston, the first on Wednesday, September 27 and the second on Thursday, September 28.
Umphrey’s McGee Fits Double Pink Floyd Cover Into “1348” Sandwich In Wisconsin [Photos]
  –  November 4, 2017
What the first set lacked in improv and jamming it made up for in a great set list. The set seemed to be plucked from 10 years ago/ “Hurt Bird Bath” was dark and energetic. “Passing” seems to be turning up more and more, and that’s undoubtedly ...
Robert Plant Says The Damned ‘Rightly Kicked Juggernauts Pink Floyd’
  –  November 4, 2017
Led Zeppelin legend says The Damned was one of his favourite bands in the 70s. “New Rose, Neat Neat Neat: what brilliant songs. They quite rightly kicked juggernauts like Pink Floyd into touch for a couple of years,” Plant said in an interview with The ...
PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd
  –  November 4, 2017
Arguably Canada's most dedicated Pink Floyd cover band, PIGS has been zig-zagging the country—and the dark side of the moon—since 2008. Tuck into long, psychedelic jams and impassioned renditions of emotional material as you bask in the throwback feels ...
Symphony Tacoma executive director leaves behind 10 years of Brahms and Pink Floyd
  –  November 3, 2017
Andy Buelow, the executive director of Symphony Tacoma for the past decade, is returning to his Michigan roots. Buelow will become executive director of the West Michigan Symphony in Muskegon, Michigan, it was announced Friday. Professionally, it’s a ...
Five things to do in Halifax this weekend: From Pink Floyd to yoga and kites
  –  November 3, 2017
Let your inner child out! The Afghan Society of Halifax is hosting a free kite-flying workshop starting this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Captain William Spry Community Centre’s conference room. If you can’t make it out this weekend, don’t ...
Brit Floyd, including former Londoner Jenn Kee, bring their Pink Floyd tribute show to London Monday
  –  November 1, 2017
Damian Darlington has made a career playing tribute to Pink Floyd and makes no apologies. Nor does former London resident and Western University graduate Jenn Kee, who will be on stage with Darlington for his Brit Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 show on at ...
Brit Floyd bring the Pink
  –  October 30, 2017
WHO ARE THEY: Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band whose amazing recreation of the music and impressive light show have helped them become an international touring act. The group covers the whole spectrum of Pink Floyd music, from their earliest ...
Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd brings Immersion World Tour to Shippensburg, Pa.
  –  October 30, 2017
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Brit Floyd musical director, guitarist and lead vocalist Damian Darlington has been performing Pink Floyd music around the world for more than two decades, and he knows his audiences. Having traveled around the globe to sites in ...
Roger Waters brings the best of Pink Floyd to Vancouver
  –  October 30, 2017
I’ve seen Roger Waters in concert a few times–although never with Pink Floyd, I hate to say. The first time was in June of 2007 at Vancouver’s GM Place on his Dark Side of the Moon Tour. Then I saw him in December of 2010 at the same venue ...
Momentary Lapses: The True Story of Pink Floyd
  –  October 29, 2017
Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of David Gilmour and would listen to him sing a bowl of alphabet soup. While there's no doubt--by anyone--that Roger Waters is an extremely talented musician and writer, the voice of The Floyd is what people identify with more ...
Pink Floyd tribute band to perform at El Sawy Culture Wheel
  –  October 28, 2017
CAIRO – 28 October 2017: Egyptian Pink Floyd tribute band Andromida, will perform live at El Sawy Culture Wheel on November 26. The concert is part of a the band’s new tour called “Try to Catch the Sun.” The tour’s name is inspired by Pink Floyd ...
REVIEW: The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Portsmouth Guildhall
  –  October 27, 2017
Awesome is an over-used word these days, so in relation to the Australian Pink Floyd Show I feel I must hype it up a tad. This sell-out show was blindingly, jaw-droppingly, sensationally awesome. TAPFS takes the hum-drum monicker tribute band, snorts in ...
Pink Floyd's abandoned mansion
  –  October 27, 2017
David Gilmour, a member of Pink Floyd, lived in this mansion in Hook End, England, for many years. It was subsequently sold to producer Trevor Horn, who produced albums for Pink Floyd, Jamiroquai, and many others here.
Wish you were here; Tributes to founding member of Welsh Pink Floyd cover band who died suddenly.
  –  October 27, 2017
TRIBUTES have been paid to the keyboardist from Welsh tribute band Pinc Ffloyd after he died suddenly. The group announced the news about Dave Newman on their website and social media. A post says: "It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that ...
Men Find A 7-Year-Old’s Tombstone From 1909 In The Basement Of Pink Floyd’s Abandoned Mansion
  –  October 26, 2017
Jess is a curly-haired Jersey girl who adores penguins and watches the worst reality shows on TV. Sometimes, secrets lie within unexpected walls. Two urban explorers set off on a journey inside an abandoned mansion that once belonged to Pink Floyd ...
Inside Pink Floyd rocker's former home with a tragic past: Record company boss's eerie mansion left empty since his wife was shot by her son and left brain-damaged in horrific ...
  –  October 26, 2017
While the stunning property was once the home for legendary band Pink Floyd's recording sessions, Hook End Manor became known in later life for a tragic accident. Guitarist and vocalist for the Floyd, David Gilmour, moved out of the £10million, 11-bedroom ...
Wish you were here: Pink Floyd tribute band coming to the Egyptian
  –  October 26, 2017
Think Floyd USA manager and keyboardist Kyle Stong said the band isn't a clone band, and that they'll take artistic licenses with the music. "You'll still hear the licks you want to hear," he said. Think Floyd USA will bring with them a light show, one of ...
UK's best Pink Floyd tribute band set for Marchington Village Hall gig
  –  October 24, 2017
A leading tribute band playing the hits of Britain's most iconic progressive and psychedelic rock act are set to visit an East Staffordshire village. Appearing for the first time at Marchington Village Hall on Saturday, December w are the award-winning ...
Sneak Peek | Classic Albums: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
  –  October 24, 2017
Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon is one of those albums that can never become dated. The record’s lyrics are poetically written and are easily relatable to what people experience in everyday life. The instrumentals on the album come together to ...
Avenged Sevenfold cover Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”: Stream
  –  October 23, 2017
Avenged Sevenfold have had themselves a rather prolific 2017, starting off with an opening slot on one of Metallica’s North American tours. Over the summer, the Huntington Beach natives also hit the road alongside Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal as ...
Echoes of Pink Floyd to hit The Wall and they Wish You Were Here at Mandurah performance
  –  October 23, 2017
A GROUP of enthusiastic young choristers from Mandurah’s Stray Cats Theatre Company will join the Echoes of Pink Floyd tour in Mandurah next month. Celebrating 35 years since Pink Floyd last toured The Wall, Echoes of Pink Floyd will be joined by the ...
Syd Barrett - Pink Floyd's forgotten founder
  –  October 22, 2017
Dozens of tribute bands make a living playing Pink Floyd's top-selling tunes, but only one is dedicated to the music of the man who founded the band - but then floundered when drugs and mental illness kicked in. Colin Peacock explores the lesser-known ...
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: What Montrealers really want
  –  October 16, 2017
Montrealers love their Floyd. As in Pink Floyd. In fact, they can’t seem to get enough of this pioneering British art-rock band, even though Pink Floyd hasn’t existed as an active group for quite some time. If you doubt that, please take note Roger ...
Two further Pink Floyd vinyl reissues announced
  –  October 10, 2017
Pink Floyd compilation album ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ and live record ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ are being reissued on vinyl. Released on heavyweight 180g vinyl on Friday 17th November via Pink Floyd Records, both albums have been ...
Gerald Scarfe: how I ‘illustrated the music’ for Pink Floyd’s The Wall
  –  October 5, 2017
Thirty-five years on from the release of Pink Floyd – The Wall, animator Gerald Scarfe spoke to i about working alongside the band – and the film’s troubled production “We’ve got to have this guy on board, he’s f***ing mad,” Pink Floyd’s ...

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