Pink Floyd

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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 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 until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance in London as part of 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 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, including 75 million certified units in the US.

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Discography

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Money Pink Floyd 5 7
1973 Dinero (Money) / A nosotros y a ellos (Us and Them) Pink Floyd 1
1974 Time / Us and Them Pink Floyd 5 1
1975 Have a Cigar Pink Floyd 3.5 7
1978 Free Four / The Gold It's in the... Pink Floyd 4 1
1979 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd 4 14
1979 Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Another Brick in the Wall (Part I) Pink Floyd 1
1979 Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell Pink Floyd 1
1979 Run Like Hell Pink Floyd 2.5 9
1980 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 5 1
1982 The Wall: Music From the Film Pink Floyd 4
1983 Not Now John Pink Floyd 4 8
1983 Selections From the Final Cut Pink Floyd 1
1987 On the Turning Away Pink Floyd 5 5
1987 Learning to Fly Pink Floyd 5 4
1987 One Slip Pink Floyd 5 4
1988 Run Like Hell / Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 1
1994 Take It Back Pink Floyd 3 7
1994 High Hopes Pink Floyd 5 6
1994 Lost for Words Pink Floyd 1
2000 Wish You Were Here / Have a Cigar Pink Floyd 1
2006 Proper Education Eric Prydz vs. Floyd 8
A Great Day for Freedom, Part 1 Pink Floyd 1
A Great Day for Freedom, Part 2 Pink Floyd 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 4.5 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Off the Wall Pink Floyd 1
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason Official Tour CD Pink Floyd 1
1991 Tonite Let's All Make Love in London... Plus Pink Floyd 2
1995 London 1966/1967 Pink Floyd 5
1997 1967: The First 3 Singles Pink Floyd 2
2015 1965: Their First Recordings Pink Floyd 2

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Secret Rarities – Rev.A Pink Floyd 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Pink Floyd Video Anthology, Vol. 1 Pink Floyd 1
Dark Side of the Radio: The Complete Radio Shows Pink Floyd 19
Pink Floyd Video Anthology, Vol. 2 Pink Floyd 1
Under Construction Pink Floyd 1
Z-Point and Beyond Pink Floyd 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Star Profile Pink Floyd 1
Interview Disc Pink Floyd 1
The Conversation Disc Series Pink Floyd 1

Other + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live 8 Pink Floyd 1
1967-01-27: UFO Club, London, UK Pink Floyd 1
Belgian TV 1968 Pink Floyd 1
Song Days Festival 1969 Pink Floyd 1
Waking the Grapevine :: 1972-06-29 Pink Floyd 1

Broadcast + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Old Symphonies: Live in London 1970 & Rome 1968 Pink Floyd 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 2005-07-02: Live8, London, UK Pink Floyd 4
1968-02-15: BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, UK Pink Floyd 1

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