An incredible group that was started in the 60s by a man named Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. Syd named his band after two bluesmen in his record collection, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Thier early success was based on Syd's brilliant and childlike writing. Unfortunately, he lost his mind on LSD in 1968 and he was replaced by David Gilmour. After Syd, Pink Floyd NEVER did drugs. Their big hit came in 1973 with Dark Side of the Moon. All the lyrics consisted of Roger's dramatic writing about war, insanity, politics, time, and money. Arguments in the late 70s led to the breakup of the band, but David started it up again in the late 80s without Roger and Roger got pissed. Pink Floyd's last album, The Division Bell, came out in 1994. Roger and Dave's Pink Floyd put their differences aside to play one last show together at Live 8 in 2005.
"Hey dude! I just got Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd the other day, and it fucking ROCKS."
"It's an image we'd like to dispel, I think. It was very heavy a few years ago, but it's not so bad since. But I still think most people see us as a very drug-orientated group. Of course we're not."
-David Gilmour on Live at Pompeii (1972)
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