Roger Waters

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Legal name: George Roger Waters


George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett. Waters initially served as the group's bassist, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, conceptual leader and co-lead vocalist. Waters had the 9th widest vocal range on a list of over 150 contemporary Rock & Pop singers, with a total range of B1-C7, with the magazine commenting "He's not a tenor, he's a mutation."

Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; as of 2013, they have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their intended use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with them again.

Waters' solo career has included three studio albums: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S. and Amused to Death. In 1990, he staged one of the largest and most extravagant rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an official attendance of 200,000. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. That same year he released Ça Ira, an opera in three acts translated from Étienne and Nadine Roda-Gils' libretto about the French Revolution. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Mason, Wright and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event; it was the group's first appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999 and played The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006–2008. In 2010, he began The Wall Live and in 2011 Gilmour and Mason appeared with him during a performance of the double-album in London. As of 2013, the tour is the highest-grossing of all time by a solo artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking Roger Waters 3.6 11
1987 Radio K.A.O.S. Roger Waters 4 9
1992 Amused to Death Roger Waters 4.2 15
2005 Ça Ira Roger Waters 3 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Project K.A.O.S. Roger Waters 1
2002 Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Volume I Roger Waters 5 2
2010 Is It the Fifth? Roger Waters 1
2011 The Collection Roger Waters 4 1
Roger Waters Anthology Roger Waters 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Meadowlands Roger Waters 1
1985 Complete Hitch Hiking Performance Roger Waters 1
1990 The Wall: Live in Berlin Roger Waters 4 7
1992 1987-05-22: Roger Waters & Bleeding Heart Band: Colisseum, Quebec City, QC, Canada Roger Waters 1
1993 Welcome to the Machine (live in Quebec Canada) Roger Waters 2
2000 In the Flesh Roger Waters 5 8
2007 50.000 Lunatics on the Grass Roger Waters 1
2010 The Wall Live (Last night in Toronto,18.09.2010) Roger Waters 1
2015 The Wall Roger Waters 5 2
1984-06-17: Thanks for the Ride: Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1984-06-26: Safebreaker: NEC, Birmingham, UK Roger Waters 1
1984-07-29: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON, Canada Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1999: Milwaukie, WI, USA Roger Waters 1
2006-06-22: Neve Shalom, Israel Roger Waters 1
2007-02-18: Standing in Mumbai: MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India Roger Waters 1
2007-04-13: Nearly a Laugh: Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic Roger Waters 1
2013-07-28: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy Roger Waters 1
David Gilmour Is Wanker!!! Roger Waters 1
Goodbye Mr. Pink Floyd! (live at Quebec '87) Roger Waters 1
Let's Open the Doors of Perception Roger Waters 1
Live in Argentina ’07 Roger Waters 1
Swedish Neurotica Roger Waters 1
The Pros and Cons of Live Touring Roger Waters 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Music From the Body Ron Geesin & Roger Waters 2.5 4
2015 The Wall Roger Waters 5 1
When the Wind Blows: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Roger Waters 4 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Radio Waves Roger Waters 4 1
1987 The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid) Roger Waters 5 1
1990 Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two) Roger Waters 4 1
1992 What God Wants, Part 1 Roger Waters 5 3
1992 The Bravery of Being Out of Range Roger Waters 5 2
2004 To Kill the Child / Leaving Beirut Roger Waters 4 1
2007 Hello (I Love You) Roger Waters 4 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Wall Berlin '90 Roger Waters 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984-06-19: See Roger Play: Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam, Holland Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
1984-07-18: Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA Roger Waters & Eric Clapton 1
2002-03-05: The Happiest Night of Our Lives: National Stadium, Santiago, Chile Roger Waters 1
2007-06-24: Check Your Hats At The Door: Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB, Canada Roger Waters 1
2007-07-02: Dark Side Of Bush Pigs: Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA Roger Waters 1

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