Pink Floyd Biography
‘Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions any of infinity, eternity, and morality.’ –David Gilmour
Pink Floyd, known for Another Brick On The Wall, were formed in London in 1964 with original band members , Nick Mason, Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Bob Klose and early members were Syd Barrett and Richard Wright. ( Died in 2008)
Pink Floyd released their first album, The Piper at the Games of Dawn, on August 5th 1967. ‘The Piper at the Games of Dawn’ reached number 6 on the UK Albums charts and 131 on the Billboard 200. (It also has the distinction of being the only Pink Floyd album without David Gilmour, Barret’s eventual replacement) This album is also undoubtedly band’s greatest. ‘ I think that when it was finished, everyone thought it was the best thing we’d ever done to date, and everyone was very pleased with it.’ – Nick Mason. They have released 15 studio albums between 1967 and 2014.
Between 1968 and 1994 they have done over 12 tours.
The band has sold over 250 million copies worlwide. The Dark Side of the Moon released in 1973 and sold over 45 million copies which is Pink Floyd’s commercial jackpot and one of the best selling albums worldwide. The follow- up, ‘the Wall’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’ albums come after it. The dark Side of the Moon also has been certified 14* Platinum in UK.
Pink Floyd had over 54 nominations for major awards and they have won 23. They also had 4 nominations for Grammy and they won only once. In 2008, they have won Polar Music Prize for their contribution to modern music by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweeden.
They had fifteen albums in the Top 40, (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, the Wall, the Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the Division Bell and the Endless River.) They had six singles in the Top 40.
The album the Piper of the Gates of Dawn peaked at No.6 and it charted for 19 weeks.
The album Saurcerful of Secrets peaked at No. 9 and it charted for 11 weeks.
The album More peaked at No. 9 and it charted for 5 weeks.
The album Ummagumma peaked at No. 5 and it charted for 21 weeks.
The album Atom Heart Mother peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 18 weeks.
The album Meddle peaked at No. 3 and it charted for 85 weeks.
The album Obscured by the Clouds peaked at No. 6 and it charted for 14 weeks.
The album the Dark Side of the Moon peaked at No.2 and it charted for 544 weeks.
The album Wish You Were Here peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 105 weeks.
The album Animals peaked at No. 2 and it charted for 35 weeks.
The album the Wall peaked at No. 3 and it charted for 68 weeks.
The album the Final Cut peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 25 weeks.
The album a Momentary Lapse of Reason peaked at No. 3 and it charted for 35 weeks.
The album the Division Bell peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 63 weeks.
The album the Endless River peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 19 weeks.
Their fifteenth and latest studio release, as of 2018, was the Endless River became the most pre-ordered album of the all time on Amazon UK and peaked at number one in several countries.
Syd Barrett or with original name Roger Keith Barrett was the first lead singer of Pink Floyd. By 1968 Barrett who was struggling with schizophrenia, was replaced by guitarist Gilmour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pink floyd is a rock band that was formed in 1965. The band has released fourteen studio albums, four live albums, and numerous compilations. Pink floyd is known for their progressive and psychedelic style of music.
What Year Did Pink Floyd The Wall Come Out?
The album “The Wall” by Pink Floyd was released in 1979.
What Genre Is Pink Floyd?
Pink Floyd is often considered a progressive rock band, and they have been credited as one of the pioneers of the genre. They are also known for their experimental and innovative approach to music-making, which often explored unusual time signatures, sonic textures, and extended improvisation.
Where Is Pink Floyd From?
Pink Floyd is from London, England.
Who Is The Lead Singer Of Pink Floyd?
The lead singer of Pink Floyd is Roger Waters. He co-founded the band in 1965 and was their primary songwriter and lyricist until 1985. He left the band in 1985, but rejoined them in 2005 for a performance at Live 8.
How Did Pink Floyd Get Their Name?
The band’s name is derived from the given names of two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
Who Is The Vocal Of Pink Floyd?
The vocalist of Pink Floyd is Roger Waters. He co-founded the band in 1965 and was their primary songwriter, bass player, and lead singer. He left the band in 1985 but rejoined them for a reunion performance in 2005.
What Is Pink Floyd’S Biggest Hit?
The biggest hit for Pink Floyd is “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II).” Released in 1979, the song reached number one in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. In addition to its commercial success, the song also received critical acclaim, winning a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1980.