Pink Floyd are an English rock band that achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.
Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows, they are
one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.
1965-1995, 2005 (reunion)
They were named after two American bluesmen (Pink Anderson and Floyd Council) Originally called Pink Floyd Sound;
Previous incarnations of the band were Sigma 6, The Meggadeaths, The Screaming Abdabs, and The Abdabs
Roger Waters -
bass, guitars, vocals, keyboards
(1964 - 1985)
Nick Mason -
drums, percussion, occasional vocals
(1964 - 1995)
Richard Wright -
(1964 - 1979, 1990 - 1995)
Syd Barrett -
(1964 - 1968)
David Gilmour -
guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards
(1968 - 1995)
Bob Klose -
(1964 - 1965)
In 1964 at a London architectural school by bassist-songwriter Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason,
and keyboardist Richard Wright, they added Syd Barret but due to his deteriorating mental health,
he was replaced by David Gilmour
sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States.
Pink Floyd Trivia:
• 1973's Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the billboard 200 for 566 weeks
• Inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005,
Pink Floyd Quotes
If you should go skating On the thin ice of modern life Dragging behind you the silent reproach Of a million tear-stained eyes Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice Appears under your feet. You slip out of your depth and out of your mind With your fear flowing out behind you As you claw the thin ice.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."
"Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, dont help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight."
"There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."
"The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime."
There is no pain you are receding A distant ship, smoke on the horizon. You are only coming through in waves. Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying. When I was a child I had a fever My hands felt just like two balloons. Now I've got that feeling once again I can't explain you would not understand This is not how I am. I have become comfortably numb.
Pink Floyd Awards
MTV Video Music Award for Best Concept Video
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("Marooned").
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
DTS Surround Music Award for Best Multichannel Reissue "Dark Side of the Moon"
DTS Surround Music Award for Best Additional Features "Dark Side of the Moon: Classic Album"
DTS Surround Music Award for High Fidelity Review Listener's Choice "Dark Side of the Moon"
DTS Surround Music Award for Best Of Show "Dark Side of the Moon"
Music Award (German Grammy) for Musik-DVD-Produktion (national oder