Roger Waters

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Legal name: George Roger Waters


George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett. Waters initially served as the bassist, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.

Pink Floyd 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 commercially successful groups in popular music; by 2013, they had sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987.

Waters' solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), Amused to Death (1992), and Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017). In 2005, he released Ça Ira, an opera translated from Étienne and Nadine Roda-Gils' libretto about the French Revolution.

In 1990, Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an attendance of 450,000. 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. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Mason, Wright and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event, the group's first appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999; he performed The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006–2008, and in 2010 began the Wall Live tour, the highest-grossing of all time by a solo artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Ummagumma Pink Floyd 3.7 27
1979 The Wall Pink Floyd 4.4 45

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Fate of Circle Pink Floyd 1
1994 Turn Up the Bass Presents: The Ultimate Dream Mix 2 Various Artists 1
1994 Variations on a Theme of Absence Pink Floyd 1
1999 A Tree Full of Secrets Pink Floyd 1
1999 Harvest Festival Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Rock Bah Humbug! Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Rock: Symphonic Rock Various Artists 1
2001 Super Audio CD Ultimate Collection: Volume 1 + Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 The Art of Sysyphus Vol. 05 Various Artists 1
2001 The Black Album, Volume 2 Sinéad O’Connor 1
2002 Body Combat 14 Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Love Story Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits The House of the Rising Sun Various Artists 1
2004 New Sound Experience Various Artists 1
2007 At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits Van Morrison 1
2007 We All Love Ennio Morricone Various Artists 2
2007 A Breath of Fresh Air: A Harvest Records Anthology 1969-1974 Various Artists 1
2008 Endtroducing… (The Samples) Various Artists 1
'87 Hots Up Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Various Artists 1
2012 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief Various Artists 2
2007-07-07: Live Earth, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Various Artists 1
Archives: Live Through the Years 1970-90 Pink Floyd 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 When the Wind Blows Various Artists 5
2006 The Departed: Music From the Motion Picture Various Artists 1
2007 The Last Mimzy Howard Shore 3 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Dark Side of the Radio: The Complete Radio Shows Pink Floyd 19

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Shut Up and Play: Forgettable Moments on Stage (WFMU Marathon Premium) Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 100 Hits Blues Rock Various Artists 1

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