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 left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. 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, 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 enmity, 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 further plans to reunite the band. 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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The Dark Side of the Moon
 
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records.
The Endless River
 
The Endless River is the fifteenth and final studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd.
The Wall
 
The Wall is the 11th studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd.
Wish You Were Here
 
Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd.

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Anthrax Perform Acoustic Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”
  –  April 4, 2018
Back in September 2016, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna joined Slayer’s Tom Araya, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph for a run-through of Bryan Adams’ 1984 hit, “Summer of ’69” during a soundcheck at Métropolis in Montreal, Quebec. The following day ...
Watch Elephant Revival Cover Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar” at Red Rocks
  –  April 4, 2018
On May 20, Elephant Revival will perform its final show for the indeterminate future at Red Rocks. In an interview over on Jambands.com the group’s Bonnie Paine reflects, “I love the music and community Elephant Revival has created, and I will miss ...
Umphrey’s & Biscuits Members’ Beatles & Pink Floyd Tribute Headlining Resonance 2018
  –  April 4, 2018
Today, Resonance Music & Arts Festival announced its first headliner for 2018: Brain Damaged Eggmen, the long-inactive side project featuring Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner ...
The Australian Pink Floyd Show announces Utah concert
  –  March 28, 2018
The Australian Pink Floyd Show will perform at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Sept. 17, Live at the Eccles announced Wednesday. The concert will be part of the U.S. portion of the group’s 30th Anniversary Tour beginning Sept. 6 in California and ...
The Australian Pink Floyd Show on sale March 30
  –  March 28, 2018
Live at the Eccles is thrilled to announce that The Australian Pink Floyd Show will play Delta Hall the Eccles Theater on Mon., Sep. 17. Public tix, prices TBA, go on sale this Fri., March 30, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online at ...
The Australian Pink Floyd Show Will Play the Eccles Theater This September
  –  March 28, 2018
Live at the Eccles is thrilled to announce that The Australian Pink Floyd Show will play the Eccles Theater on Monday, September 17th. Public on sale is Friday, March 30th at 10am. Tickets will be available for purchase online at Live-at-the-Eccles.com ...
WATCH: This Irish choir's incredible version of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' will send shivers down your spine
  –  March 27, 2018
HSE workers showed off their hidden talents with this incredible version of Pink Floyd's classic 'Wish You Were Here'. The Tullamore Welfare Choir gave the spine-tingling performance as part of the #LittleThings campaign, which aims to promote the ...
Pink Floyd’s 1971 compilation Relics set for vinyl reissue
  –  March 27, 2018
Pink Floyd’s compilation album Relics is to be reissued on vinyl later this year. It was originally released in 1971 and will be arrive on heavyweight 180g vinyl on May 18. Relics was remastered earlier this year by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie ...
Pink Floyd tribute performs ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ at Liberty Theatre
  –  March 27, 2018
ASTORIA — Pigs on the Wing, a tribute to Pink Floyd, performs at the Liberty Theatre 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets for the all-ages production — titled “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon” — are $20 and ...
Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents The Australian Pink Floyd Show, 9/6
  –  March 27, 2018
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the biggest and most spectacular Pink Floyd show on the planet : The Australian Pink Floyd Show, arriving for one night only, September 6, 2018. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, " Aussie Floyd " has sold five ...
No, Nextdoor, Belmont's new logo is not a Pink Floyd tribute
  –  March 25, 2018
The Belmont, Calif., city logo could be changing in the future, but it won't resemble a classic Pink Floyd rock album. The Belmont, Calif., city logo could be changing in the future, but... Not to worry Nextdoor neighbors of Belmont. There are no plans to ...
Pink Floyd’s ‘Pulse’ is being released on vinyl for the first time in 23 years
  –  March 23, 2018
The National Library of Congress has shared its latest batch of musical inductees to the National Recording Registry. “My Girl” from The Temptations, Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and the soundtrack to “The Sound of Music ...
Pink Floyd Live Album Getting Deluxe Reissue
  –  March 23, 2018
Pulse is notable for not only chronicling the final Pink Floyd tour, but for including a complete live performance of The Dark Side of the Moon. This tour was the first time the band had performed that album in its entirety in 20 years. The rest of the set ...
Pink Floyd Announce Latest Vinyl Reissue
  –  March 23, 2018
(hennemusic) Pink Floyd have announced that they will reissue their 1995 live package, "Pulse", for the first time in many years on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl on May 18. The 4LP set captured the UK outfit in concert on a 1994 European tour in support of ...
Pink Floyd announce remastered vinyl reissue of live album Pulse
  –  March 22, 2018
Featuring audio remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, the songs will be pressed on 180-gram wax and ensconced in individual inner and outer sleeves. As on the live recording’s original cassette release ...
Pink Floyd Announce Vinyl Reissue for 'Pulse'
  –  March 22, 2018
After taking the time to reissue their studio output on wax over the past few years, Pink Floyd are now set to bring one of their acclaimed live albums back to vinyl. The reissue will feature audio remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel ...
Pink Floyd announce latest vinyl reissue
  –  March 22, 2018
Pink Floyd will re-release their 1995 live album Pulse on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. Pulse was compiled by James Guthrie, using various performances from the band’s 1994 Division Bell tour across the UK and Europe. The album includes The Dark Side Of ...
Pink Floyd’s live 1995 album Pulse set for vinyl reissue
  –  March 22, 2018
Pink Floyd’s 1995 live album Pulse has been remastered and is to be reissued as a 4LP set in May Pink Floyd’s live album Pulse is to be reissued later this year. Originally released in 1995, Pulse was recorded as Floyd toured across the UK and Europe ...
New show brings ballet and Pink Floyd together
  –  March 1, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -- It seems like an unlikely pair: ballet and Pink Floyd. But the two are coming together for a new, original rock ballet performed by the Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota. The Wall, with live music from the Pink Floyd tribute band Run Like Hell ...
Run like hell...Pink Floyd exhibition opens in Rome
  –  January 17, 2018
Pink Floyd music legends Roger Waters and Nick Mason have opened a new exhibition of their band's life and work in Rome. The exhibition is being held less than a kilometer away from where the band held their first performance in 1968. Roger Waters, the ...

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