Pink Floyd is a British progressive rock band famous for its songwriting, harmonic classic rock compositions, bombastic style, striking album art and elaborate live shows. Pink Floyd is one of rock's most successful acts, ranking seventh in number of albums sold worldwide (180 million albums). Pink Floyd formed in 1965 and last recorded and toured in 1994, although they reformed for one night only at the London Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005, playing to their biggest audience ever.
Pink Floyd originally consisted of Syd Barrett (vocals, guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). In January 1968, guitarist David Gilmour joined the band to carry out the playing and singing duties of Barrett, whose mental health had been deteriorating for several months, but nevertheless was intended to remain as the band's figurehead and songwriter.
From left: Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Right
Their massively successful 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon, featured a US Top 20 track ("Money"), and more importantly remained in the US Top 200 (where it hit #1) for 741 weeks (including 591 consecutive weeks from 1973 to 1988), breaking many records on the way, and making it one of the top selling albums of all time. Dark Side of the Moon was a concept album originally intended to be about the different pressures applying in modern life. This album is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records of being the charts longer than any other album in history.
Dark Side Of The Moon
In 1985, Roger Waters left the band. Pink Floyd only left another three members, but in 1994, they did a world tour concert and released the album named P.U.L.S.E. To me, this is the best ever concert I'd seen in my life. The sound effects and the lighting really can rock me pants off! I'm not kidding, here I show you all some pictures of this concert...:
Hey! Teacher! Leave the kids alone.
Nice or not? I got the CD/VCD/DVD collection of this concert. I never feel bored to listen it after and after for so many years.
Only July 2, 2005 was my most happiest day, Roger Waters rejoined Pink Floyd for the Live8 concert in London. I was sitting infront of TV in my friend's house because I don't have astro. We started watch the show from evening till next morning just waiting for Pink Floyd to perform. Not only me waiting for it, the whole world was waiting for Pink Floyd in Live8 Reunion. When the moment they started play, I was holding my tears because it was so excited and emotional.
Pink Floyd at Live8 Reunion
From left: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Right.
Pink Floyd... you are always rock in my heart!