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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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MJ Kim, Getty Images

Roger Waters and Nick Mason Say They’d Reunite With David Gilmour as Pink Floyd for Glastonbury Show

Roger Waters and Nick Mason said they would be willing to reunite as Pink Floyd for a performance at the Glastonbury music festival.

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Legacy
Legacy

Pink Floyd to Release Individual Volumes From ‘Early Years’ Box

Pink Floyd fans who balked at investing in the hefty Early Years, 1965 - 1972 box that arrived in stores last year will soon have an opportunity to purchase individual volumes from the set.

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Columbia
Columbia

40 Years Ago: Roger Waters Moves to the Fore With Pink Floyd’s Muscular ‘Animals’

Pink Floyd reached a career crossroads with 'Animals,' this hard-eyed rebuke of greed and the power structure driven by Roger Waters' quickly awakening muse.

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Storm Thorgerson, Capitol Records

45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Flub Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd were about to play the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon before an audience for the first time.

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Harvest / Columbia
Harvest / Columbia

Pink Floyd to Reissue ‘The Final Cut’ and ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ on Vinyl

Pink Floyd returns to their '80s era output for a pair of new vinyl reissues.

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Pink Floyd A Collection of Great Dance Songs
Columbia

35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ Sums Up the ’70s

Pink Floyd’s record labels in the U.K. and U.S. had gotten used to a schedule.

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Danny Martindale, Getty Images

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason on ‘The Early Years’ Box Set and More: Exclusive Interview

We spoke with Pink Floyd's drummer about the pre-'Dark Side of the Moon' days of the band.

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Pink Floyd Records
Pink Floyd Records

Pink Floyd, ‘The Early Years 1965-1972′: Album Review

It's easy to forget that Pink Floyd were around long before 'The Dark Side of the Moon' made them one of the biggest bands in the world.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Pink Floyd Premiere ‘Vegetable Man’ From ‘The Early Years’ Box Set

A Syd Barrett song that was in Pink Floyd's vaults for 50 years has received its world premiere.

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Harvest
Harvest

45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Find Their Collective Voice With ‘Meddle’

Arriving bereft of ideas, Pink Floyd did something increasingly rare on 'Meddle': They collaborated together in the studio.

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