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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.

Pink Floyd Top List of Best Surgery Music

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

The next time you go under the knife, you might not be the only one feeling 'Comfortably Numb.'

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Meet the ‘Other’ Magician Behind Pink Floyd’s Album Covers

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EMI

With the recent release of 'The Endless River,' Pink Floyd has brought to a close a career marked by amazing albums -- and amazing album covers.

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David Gilmour Performs Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ In Rare Live Appearance

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Watch new video as David Gilmour makes a surprise appearance with a British indie rock band on Saturday, performing Pink Floyd's acoustic-driven classic 'Wish You Were Here.'

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David Bowie and Pink Floyd Drummer Steve Forman Faces U.K. Deportation

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YouTube

Steve Forman, a session drummer who has worked with such luminaries as Pink Floyd and David Bowie, is facing deportation from the U.K. According to Britain's Home Office, he does not earn enough money to remain in the country.

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Win a $900 Limited-Edition Print of Pink Floyd’s ‘Meddle’ Artwork

Pink Floyd Meddle Print
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Need something really cool for your wall?

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35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Build, Brick by Brick, Their Rock Opera Masterpiece on Isolation

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Roger Waters was already starting to live the life of an isolated rock star by the time he began working on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' in 1978.

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Nick Mason Talks About How Pink Floyd’s New Album Evolved From ‘The Big Spliff’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Initial speculation surrounding Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' suggested that it was based on a mix of early-'90s ambient tracks called 'The Big Spliff,' constructed by the band's longtime engineer Andy Jackson.

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Listen to Jaden Smith Rap Over Pink Floyd

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This may be enough to get Roger Waters to call his lawyers.

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Dave Grohl Doesn’t Mind Being Outsold By Pink Floyd

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It doesn't bother Dave Grohl that Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways' will likely come in second on the U.K. charts to Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River.'

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Pink Floyd’s Vaults Might Open for More Unreleased Material

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Every classic rock fan knows by now that just because a band member says the group is finished for good, that doesn't mean more new music won't surface at some point.

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