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.
Roger Waters Has Re-Recorded 'Dark Side' Without Pink Floyd
He insists the classic album was his creation: “It’s my project and I wrote it.”
Les Claypool to Cover Pink Floyd's 'Animals' on 2023 Tour
Longtime collaborator Sean Lennon will join Primus frontman on tour.
Pink Floyd Unveil 'Dark Side of the Moon' 50th Anniversary Set
Set comes with newly remastered version of the legendary album.
How Pink Floyd Softened Stance With 'On the Turning Away'
Hit single displayed an ardent optimism that Roger Waters had struggled to inhabit.
Fast Cars and Fine Wine: How Sammy Hagar Bonded With Pink Floyd
They met while recording 'I Never Said Goodbye' and 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
Hear Roger Waters' Haunting New Version of 'Comfortably Numb'
Classic Pink Floyd song returns with a new arrangement – and a different ending.
How Pink Floyd's First Era Crash Landed With 'Apples and Oranges'
The single was supposed to keep their commercial momentum going. Instead, it was a death knell.
Waters, Gilmour + Mason to Appear in New Syd Barrett Documentary
‘Have You Got It Yet?’ also features a 50 song soundtrack.