Pink Biography

Pink Floyd are an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.

Founded in 1965, Pink Floyd originally consisted of students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They first gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's creative leadership they released two charting singles and a successful debut album. David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967; Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to his deteriorating mental health. After Barrett's departure, Waters became the band's primary lyricist, and by the mid-1970s, their dominant songwriter, devising the original concepts behind their critically and commercially acclaimed albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983).

Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd and Wright subsequently joined them as a paid musician and later once again a full member. They continued to record and tour through 1994; two more albums followed, A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994). Inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, they had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States.

After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8. In 2006, Gilmour was interviewed for an article printed in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that declared that Pink Floyd had dissolved. When asked about their future, Gilmour explained that the band was finished making music, and that at the age of 60 he preferred to work on his own. Since then, both he and Waters have repeatedly insisted that they have no plans to reunite with the surviving former members. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. In 2011, Gilmour and Mason joined Waters at one of his The Wall Tour shows at The O2 Arena in London.

On July 5, 2014, multiple individuals including Gilmour's spouse announced that a new studio album based around recordings made in 1994, said to be the "swan song" of Wright and titled The Endless River was scheduled for release in October of that year.

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Pink News

Pink to perform at Academy Awards on March 2

Pink to perform at Academy Awards on March 2

Singer will follow last month's Grammys appearance with Oscar slot

  • Feb 22, 2014

Pink fan arrested at Australian concert after tweeting 'bomb threat'

Teenager apprehended by police at Melbourne gig after offending message is posted on social media

  • Jul 8, 2013

Pink tells critics of April's Birmingham show cancellation to 'kiss my ass'

Singer says some fans turned on her 'like rabid dogs'

  • May 7, 2013

Pink reveals ecstasy, crystal meth and acid overdose scare

The incident happened when the singer was a teenager

  • Oct 22, 2012

Pink's mum 'speechless' over new video for 'Try'

Singer tweets that 'Try' promo made her mum 'uncomfortable'

  • Oct 11, 2012

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Marooned Play Video

Marooned

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Wish You Were Here Play Video

Wish You Were Here

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The Night (Delight Mix)

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Only In My Dreams Play Video

Only In My Dreams

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Give It Up Play Video

Give It Up

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Pink Reviews

P!nk - 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

P!nk - 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'

Desperately clinging onto her zingy youth...

  • Aug 31, 2012

Pink : Try This

...just like a pill? Most of ‘Try This’ is like being sold a dog-worming tablet...

  • Nov 14, 2003

Pink : Family Portrait

...unashamed telethon-rock...

  • Dec 13, 2002

Pink : London Brixton Academy

...tonight she is the boss...

  • Nov 27, 2002

Pink : Just Like A Pill

Fun to start with but soon leading to spots, greasy hair, dead babies and a life of petty crime

  • Aug 22, 2002

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