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Biography of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd was an English rock band that achieved international success though their progressive and psychedelic music. They are said to have lyrics that everybody can relate to and love at the same time. Founded in 1965, the band was made up of university students by he names of Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. By preforming in London's underground music scene during the late 1960's, they gained massive popularity. With Barrett's creative leadership they released two hit singles. A fifth member joined December of 1967 named David Glimmer. Barrett left the band shortly after Glimmer's arrival. Barrett left because of his deteriorating mental health. After Barrett's departure, Waters became their main singer and lead lyricist. With Waters, Mason, Wright and Glimmer, Pink Floyd achieved critical and commercial success (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall). Wright and Waters left Pink Floyd leaving Glimmer and Mason to run the band. Wright continued to join as a paid musician. In 1994 they continued to record and tour while two more albums were created. Pink Floyd was inducted into the U.S rock and roll hall of fame in 1996, and in 2005 they were inducted into the United Kingdom hall of fame of music. they have sold more than 250 million world wide albums, including 74.5 million units that were certified by the United States. After about two decades of acrimony, in 2005 the band was reunited for a performance in the global awareness event. In 2006 Syd Barrett died and soon after, in 2008 Wright died. In 2011, the remaining members of the band, Gilmour and Mason joined Roger Waters in one of his The Wall Tour shows at the O2 Arena in London. Pink Floyd is proclaimed to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time and their success has only been matched by a few different bands. Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943 and he is 69 years old. He himself as a soloist was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame as one of the best. Richard Wright was born on July 28, 1943 in Hatch End England. He died on September 15, 2008 in London England and he was 65 at the time. He loved music and he was a musician, songwriter, and a multi intrumentist. He wrote most of the significant parts of their best selling albums and he is ranked number 5 on Digital Dreamer's list of "100 greatest rock keyboards of all time" and ranked number 8 on MusicRadar's top 27. Pink Floyd has sold more than 37.2 albums since 1991. In 2004, Pink Floyd was named number 8 on the top ten rock bands of all time and they have won several music awards to go along with that. Roger Waters was ranked 22 on the lost of music millionaires with an estimated 120,000 British Pounds (about 192,000 million US dollars) and Pink Floyd was ranked number 3 on the top 50 artists of all time.

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