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Pink Floyd were an English rock band who earned recognition for their psychedelic music in the late 1960s, and as they evolved in the 1970s, for their progressive rock music. Pink Floyd's work is marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Pink Floyd were formed in 1965, and originally consisted of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. The group were a popular fixture on London's underground music scene, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In 1968, guitarist and singer David Gilmour joined the line-up, and Barrett was removed due to his increasingly erratic behaviour. Following Barrett's departure, bass player and singer Roger Waters became the lyricist and dominant figure in the band, which went on to achieve worldwide critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and rock opera The Wall.

Wright left the band in 1979, and Waters in 1985, but Gilmour and Mason (joined by Wright) continued recording and touring under the name Pink Floyd. Waters used legal means to try to keep them from using the name, declaring Pink Floyd a spent force, but the parties reached an out-of-court settlement allowing Gilmour, Mason and Wright to continue as Pink Floyd. The band again enjoyed worldwide success with A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), and Waters continued as a solo musician, releasing three studio albums. Although for some years relations between Waters and the remaining three members were sour, the band reformed in 2005 for what would be a final one-off performance at Live 8.

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Quick Tip by . November 09, 2012
posted in Music Matters
I don't think Pink Floyd is bad by any stretch, but I think they're really overrated.       Some of their material is magnificent (like songs off the "Animals" album), but some others have been played to death on the radio (like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Another Brick in the Wall").  A lot of the songs that get the most radio play are okay, but aren't that brilliant to get repeated over and over (with a possible exception …
review by . February 09, 2009
Theirs is a story that dates back to those sometimes confusing, always exciting post-teenage years when the world feels simultaneously like your oyster and the weight upon your shoulders. After forging an early relationship, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, both colleagues at an architectural university, began toying with the idea of putting together a full-time band. The logistics were troublesome, and both eventually dropped out to focus on the music. It was Syd Barret, the infamous former guitarist …
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
How can you not like Pink Floyd?!
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
I wish they were all still around so that I could see one last concert. When they came together for LIVE 8 a couple years back, I was glued to me TV
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
what can i say about pink floyd. except i salute every single one of them for being such geniuses. the wall, dark side, wish you were here. everyone knows albums like those. but getting into pink floyds actual music is so much better, not just the commercial stuff. go for division bell, or a saucerful of secrets, animals, and just let them blow your mind, youll see what i mean=)
review by . December 17, 2008
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd. Who'd have thought that the same music I grew up hearing my dad listen to would end up being one of my own favorite choices to play at home years later? That is how good these guys are...they bridge the gap between generations with their instruments and their lyrics, and people from all age groups can appreciate their smooth, funky style.    I haven't gotten the opportunity to listen to all of Pink Floyd's albums, but of the ones I have heard, I like …
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