Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd (formed in 1965 in Cambridge, England) is an English rock music band, noted for progressive compositions, philosophic lyrics, sonic experimentation, cover art and elaborate live shows. The group is one of rock music's most successful acts, believed to have sold an estimated 73.5 million albums in the U.S., and estimates of 175 to 200 million albums worldwide.

Pink Floyd enjoyed moderate success in the late 1960s as a psychedelic band led by Syd Barrett. After Barrett's erratic behavior caused his colleagues to add guitarist David Gilmour (who eventually replaced Barrett), the band went on to record several elaborate concept albums, achieving worldwide success with 1973's Dark Side of the Moon and 1979's The Wall, both among the best-selling and most enduringly popular albums in rock music history. In 1985, bassist Roger Waters declared Pink Floyd defunct, but the remaining members continued recording and touring under the name. Waters attempted to stop them via court action, but the remaining members won the legal battle, giving the post-Waters band rights to the name.

Waters rejoined the band on 2 July 2005 at the London Live 8 concert, playing to Pink Floyd's biggest audience ever. On 3 February 2006 Gilmour gave an interview to the Italian magazine "La Repubblica" which indicated the band would no longer tour or produce any new material, although various members still plan on producing solo or collaborative material and the possibility of an appearance...