Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd
Name
Pink Floyd
Place
London, England
Genres
Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, blues rock
Years active
1965-present

Pink Floyd’s progressive and psychedelic music has achieved international acclaim and they are the most successful band in the history of popular music.

The rock band was formed in England, 1965 and it consisted of students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. Later, in 1967 David Gilmour joined as a fifth member.

In the 1967, Pink Floyd hit the charts with two psych-rock singles “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play“. In the same year, it was released their first album called The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

With the release of their masterwork, The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, Pink Floyd became one of rock music’s biggest acts. Two years after, Wish You Were Here was released and it was dedicated to Barrett.

In 1979, The Wall was released and it was on top on the U.S. chart for 15 weeks. The single from the album, “Another Brick in the Wall” became the band’s only Number One American Single in 1980.

In the 80’s and 90’s, the band released three more albums The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell.

With their philosophical lyrics and elaborate live shows, Pink Floyd are considered as the most musically influential band in the history of the music.

Discography

AlbumYear
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn1967
A Saucerful of Secrets1968
More1969
Ummagumma1969
Atom Heart Mother1970
Meddle1971
Obscured by Clouds1972
The Dark Side of the Moon1973
Wish You Were Here1975
Animals1977
The Wall1979
The Final Cut1983
A Momentary Lapse of Reason1987
The Division Bell1994
The Endless River2014