Pink Floyd Started out as a psychedelic band founded by George Roger Waters(Bass,Vocals) and Roger Keith Barrett(Syd)(Guitar,Vocals) in 1965.The other members of the band were Bob Klose(Guitar),Nick Mason(Drums),and Richard(not Rick)Wright(Keyboards).THeir first album was The Piper at The Gates of Dawn.Most of it was written By Barrett With the exception of one song by Roger Waters.Syd was taking alot of LSD at the time and eventually would suffer a mental breakdown in 1967 just before the band became world famous.Syd was replaced by David Gilmour who was a friend of the band.Roger waters became the main songwriter for the group but everyone else wrote songs too.Later they Released A saucer ful of secrets(1967),More(1969),Atom Heart Mother(1970),Meddle(1971),Obscured by Clouds(1972) and eventually The Dark Side of The Moon in 1973.The album made the band superstars but also marked the begining of the end so to speak.Roger waters wrote all the lyrics to Dark Side... But Gilmour Sang Most of it.Later in 1975 they Released Wish You were Here,some call it the sequel to Dark Side.It is A tribute to their lost friend Syd Barret.The songs include the Classic Shine on you crazy diamond and wish you were here both about Syd.During the recording of shine on,a strange man just happended to walk into abbey road studios.He was fat ,Bald all of his body hair was shaved and he was constantly brushing his teeth.No one had recognized him until Richard said to Roger "do you know who that is?THats Syd..."Roger broke down from sadness but managed to ask Syd what he thought of Shine on .Syd told them that he did not like it and just walked out of the studio and all the way to Cambridge where his home was.In 1977 During the last show of a tour for the Album ANIMALS Roger Waters Spat in a fans face who was in the front row trying to get close to the band.Later that night ,shocked by his own behaviour,Roger waters began looking at himself and his life and began writing the somewhat autobiographic story that is THE WALL.The Band began recording the album and would release it in late 1979.The album (like Dark Side...)Was a huge succes and would eventually become a monumental stage show and a film in the early 80's.Rger had fired Richard shortly after the Wall tour was over and him and david were at each others throats.They hated each other.Roger wanted the band to be based on Lyrics and Dave wanted it to be more musical.Their next album ,originally titled "spare Bricks" contained some material(outtakes) from the wall and was re-titled The Final Cut.It is basically a Roger Waters Solo Album with gilmour contributing a few solos and no richard wright or nick mason at all.Shortly after in 1984 Roger Left the group because of the constant arguements with the band.He tried to sue the remaining members of the Floyd to stop using the band name but lost the lawsuit and in 1987 gilmour re-hired Richard and formed the new Pink Floyd with more than enough new members.They released Amomentary LApse of reason that year.(By this time all of the members including syd had released solo works)In 1990 RogerWaters Also rallied musicians and Staged The Wall Concert again in Berlin.In 1994 Pink Floyd Released The Division bell , a weak pink floyd album Roger waters said in an interview last year"What a nerve to call THAT pink floyd, it waws an awful record.Roger continues to write new material,and "pink floyd"is is still standing But none of the members have heard from syd since that fateful day in 1975...
Pink FLoyds Best songs(my opinion)
.Shine on you crazy diamond