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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard Wright (Vocals and Keyboard). Barrett was replaced by Gilmour in 1968.

Their critically and commercially successful albums are The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979), and The Final Cut (1983). They also recorded A Saucerful of Secrets (1968), Ummagumma (1969), Obscured By Clouds (1972) and their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), created after releasing some singles.

The Dark Side of the Moon is also considered as one of the greatest albums of all time. Pink Floyd were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, and The Wall has sold over 30 million copies.

In the late 80s, Waters was kicked out of the band, and the others continued to record new albums-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994). Their last album, The Endless River, was released in 2014 and consisted of unreleased compositions by Wright, who sadly passed away in 2008. Barrett passed away two years prior.



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