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Few bands have made the transformation from cult icons to world-dominating rock stars like Pink Floyd. They began as a vehicle for Syd Barrett, a warped-minded genius whose interest in psychedelia didn’t stop at the music. The band’s 1967 debut album, ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,’ is a milestone of tripped-out elegance and exploration. Barrett’s drug abuse eventually rendered him useless, and by the time Pink Floyd released their 1973 masterpiece ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ he was long gone and they had evolved into one of the planet’s biggest bands. Their spacey concept albums – featuring long instrumental passages and heady themes about madness and man’s inability to control his surroundings – reached their peak on 1979’s ‘The Wall,’ a double-record opus focusing on rock-star alienation.

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Pink Floyd’s Pig Is Up for Auction

Searching for that last little decorative touch that will set your house apart from everything else in the neighborhood? You may want to bid on the giant inflatable pig created for the cover photo of Pink Floyd's Animals.

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David Gilmour Insists Pink Floyd Are Really, Truly Over

David Gilmour will probably never stop hearing questions about the possibility of another Pink Floyd album or tour — and it seems equally certain that he'll never change his mind about closing the book on that part of his past.

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46 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Moves on From Syd Barrett With ‘More’

'More,' Pink Floyd's soundtrack for a forgotten film by Barbet Schroeder, was released on Aug. 9, 1969.

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Pink Floyd Albums, Ranked From Worst To Best

Ultimate Classic Rock ranks every Pink Floyd album, from best to worst.

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48 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Set Psych-Rock Standard With ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’

Pink Floyd, then led by Syd Barrett, released their debut album 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn' on Aug. 4, 1967.

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Top 10 Richard Wright Pink Floyd Songs

Pink Floyd's Richard Wright was the guy keeping to himself while outsized personalities like Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour drew all of the attention.

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17 Greatest Animated Classic Rock Album Covers

Who wouldn't like to see their favorite rock album covers leap to life? That's precisely what you'll find here as we look at these animated album covers.

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YouTube

25 Years Ago: Roger Waters Reclaims Pink Floyd Legacy With ‘The Wall: Live in Berlin’

On July 21, 1990, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters presented an all-star production of 'The Wall' near the recently dismantled Berlin Wall.

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26 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Concert Brings Down Venice’s Government

The decision by Venice's mayor and City Council to allow Pink Floyd to play a free concert proved costly.

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10 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Put Aside Their Differences (Mostly) for Live 8

Roger Waters' relationship with David Gilmour was so distant in the period before Pink Floyd's celebrated reunion at Live 8 that Waters had to ask organizer Bob Geldof for his former bandmate's phone number.

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