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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were 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, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass, and Richard Wright on keyboards. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and eventually their dominant songwriter, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.

Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), and toured until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8, but Gilmour and Waters have since stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River, recorded without Waters and based on songs recorded in 1993–1994, was released in November 2014.

Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States.

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Albums

  1. 2.0
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    1967
  2. 7.0
    A Saucerful of Secrets
    1968
  3. 5.0
    Ummagumma
    1969
  4. 7.0
    Atom Heart Mother
    1970
  5. 5.0
    Meddle
    1971
  6. 5.2
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    1973
  7. 6.3
    Wish You Were Here
    1975
  8. 6.7
    Animals
    1977
  9. 5.0
    The Wall
    1979
  10. 3.0
    The Final Cut
    1983
  11. A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    1987
  12. From the Other Side
    1989
  13. The Division Bell
    1994
  14. Early Flights, Vol. 6
    2001
  15. Building the Wall
    2001
  16. The Great Gig in the Sky
    2008
  17. The Endless River
    2014

Other releases

  1. Arnold Layne / Candy and a Currant Bun
    1967
  2. See Emily Play / Scarecrow
    1967
  3. Flaming / The Gnome
    1967
  4. Apples and Oranges / Paint Box
    1967
  5. It Would Be So Nice / Julia Dream
    1968
  6. Let There Be More Light / Remember a Day
    1968
  7. Point Me at the Sky / Careful With That Axe Eugene
    1968
  8. The Nile Song / Main Theme
    1969
  9. Soundtrack From the Film “More”
    1969
  10. Tails in Pink
    1970
  11. に消えるジュリア / サマー'68
    1971
  12. Arnold Layne / If
    1971
  13. 7.0
    Relics
    1971
  14. One of These Days / Fearless (Interpolating “You’ll Never Walk Alone”)
    1971
  15. Point Me to the Sky / Arnold Layne
    1972
  16. Omay Yad
    1972
  17. Obscured by Clouds
    1972
  18. Free Four / Stay
    1972
  19. Money
    1973
  20. Money / Any Colour You Like
    1973
  21. Dinero (Money) / A nosotros y a ellos (Us and Them)
    1973
  22. A Nice Pair
    1973
  23. Nocturnal Submission: Robot Love
    1974
  24. Time / Us and Them
    1974
  25. Masters of Rock
    1974
  26. Have a Cigar / Shine on You Crazy Diamond: Part One
    1975
  27. Barrett's Revenge
    1978
  28. Free Four / The Gold It's in the...
    1978
  29. Run Like Hell / Don't Leave Me Now
    1979
  30. Off the Wall
    1979
  31. Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell
    1979
  32. Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
    1979
  33. Another Brick in the Wall, Part II / One of My Turns
    1979
  34. Comfortably Numb / Hey You
    1980
  35. A Collection of Great Dance Songs
    1981
  36. The Wall: Music From the Film
    1982
  37. Selections From the Final Cut
    1983
  38. Hits
    1983
  39. Not Now John
    1983
  40. Works
    1983
  41. Learning to Fly
    1987
  42. One Slip
    1987
  43. A Momentary Lapse of Reason Official Tour CD
    1987
  44. On the Turning Away
    1987
  45. Run Like Hell / Comfortably Numb
    1988
  46. Delicate Sound of Thunder
    1988
  47. Caught in the Crossfire
    1989
  48. Around the Mystic
    1989
  49. The Embryo
    1989
  50. 1971-09-30: One of These Days: Paris Theatre, London, UK
    1989
  51. Starclub Phyco
    1989
  52. Psychedelic Session
    1989
  53. Eclipse
    1989
  54. Music for Architectural Students
    1989
  55. 1972-02-17: Dark Side of the Sky: Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
    1990
  56. Live in Montreux 1971
    1990
  57. Rhapsody in Pink: The Psychedelic Years
    1990
  58. Embryo San Diego, 1971
    1990
  59. Obscured at the Rainbow
    1990
  60. Embryo
    1990
  61. Welcome to the Machine
    1990
  62. Pink Is the Pig
    1990
  63. A Psychedelic Night
    1990
  64. The Best of Tour 72
    1990
  65. Londonfields
    1990
  66. Staying Home to Watch the Rain
    1990
  67. 8.0
    Live at Pompeii
    1990
  68. From Underground to the Moon
    1991
  69. Tonite Let's All Make Love in London... Plus
    1991
  70. Before Time Began
    1991
  71. Pink Elephants Flew Over Torino on 6/07/1988
    1991
  72. Black Holes in the Sky
    1991
  73. 1974-11-15: Black Holes in the Sky: Wembley Empire Pool, London, UK
    1991
  74. Nothing Is Changed
    1991
  75. 1971: London
    1991
  76. From Oblivion
    1991
  77. Shine On: Selections From the Box
    1992
  78. Exploding in Your Mind
    1992
  79. A Saucerful of Outtakes
    1992
  80. 1969-09-17: The Man & The Journey: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1992
  81. Spiral
    1992
  82. A CD Full of Secrets
    1992
  83. Shine On
    1992
  84. One of Those Days
    1993
  85. The Other Side of the Moon, Volume 2
    1993
  86. Behind The Wall
    1993
  87. Volcanic Destruction
    1993
  88. Echoes of Atom Heart Mother
    1993
  89. Wallpower
    1993
  90. Total Eclipse
    1993
  91. Early Singles
    1993
  92. Absolutely Ambient: The Ultimate Remix Collection
    1994
  93. Belle de Cologne
    1994
  94. The Nights of Wonder
    1994
  95. The Live Bell
    1994
  96. Venetia Night
    1994
  97. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    1994
  98. Time
    1994
  99. Moonlight Tunes
    1994
  100. Lost for Words
    1994
  101. Miami 1994
    1994
  102. Mutinae
    1994
  103. Livewall
    1994
  104. Fate of Circle
    1994
  105. High Hopes / Keep Talking
    1994
  106. Dark Side of the Moon: Limited Edition Trance Remix
    1994
  107. Variations on a Theme of Absence
    1994
  108. My Uncle Is Sick Because the Highway Is Green
    1994
  109. Take It Back
    1994
  110. 1970-11-21: Smoking Blues: Montreux, Switzerland
    1995
  111. Atom Heart Mother: Limited Edition Trance Remix
    1995
  112. A Collection of Great Trance Remixes
    1995
  113. The Great Hits
    1995
  114. 1975-06-16: Random Precision: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY, USA
    1995
  115. Re-Actor
    1995
  116. London ’66–’67
    1995
  117. Stranger Than Fiction
    1995
  118. 1970-04-29: Black Glass: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, USA
    1995
  119. White Witch
    1995
  120. Pulse
    1995
  121. Wish You Were Here
    1995
  122. 1971-09-30: Meddled: BBC Paris Cinema, London, UK
    1996
  123. The Floyd's of London
    1997
  124. Pinkie Milkie
    1997
  125. 1967: The First 3 Singles
    1997
  126. Holes in the Sky
    1997
  127. Beset by Creatures of the Deep
    1998
  128. 1975-06-28: Echoes in the Canadian Wood: Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    1998
  129. Star Profile
    1998
  130. Games for May
    1999
  131. Anthology I
    1999
  132. A Tree Full of Secrets
    1999
  133. Legendary Rock Stars Greatest Hits
    1999
  134. 1970-04-29: Interstellar Encore: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, USA
    1999
  135. Anthology II
    1999
  136. Early Flights, Volume 2
    2000
  137. Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live
    2000
  138. Wish You Were Here / Have a Cigar
    2000
  139. Archives 1966–1967
    2001
  140. 1969-09-17: The Man and the Journey: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2001
  141. Early Flights, Vol. 4
    2001
  142. Early Flights, Volume 3
    2001
  143. Early Flights, Vol. 5
    2001
  144. Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
    2001
  145. Early Flights, Volume 9
    2002
  146. Early Flights, Vol. 10: The Last Flight
    2002
  147. 1977-01-23: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
    2002
  148. Ultimate Zabriskie Point
    2002
  149. Vierundzwanzig Teile von Nichts
    2002
  150. More Blues / Archives 1970
    2002
  151. BBC Archives 1970–1971
    2002
  152. Fat Old Gigs
    2002
  153. Early Flights, Volume 8
    2002
  154. 1977-04-22: Miami Baseball Stadium, Miami, Florida
    2002
  155. Mr. Pig
    2004
  156. The Complete Zabriskie Point Sessions
    2004
  157. Wembley 1974 Pre‐FM Master
    2004
  158. 1971-10-10: One of These Days in Bradford: The Great Hall, Bradford University, Yorkshire, UK
    2005
  159. Natural Dark in Osaka 1972
    2005
  160. Roar Ends
    2005
  161. 2005-07-02: Live8, London, UK
    2005
  162. Greatest Hits
    2006
  163. Doll's House Darkness
    2006
  164. Proper Education
    2006
  165. 1974-11-16: BBC Archives 1974: Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England
    2007
  166. 1970-12-22: City Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
    2007
  167. 1972-04-28: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL, USA
    2007
  168. Oh by the Way
    2007
  169. Greatest Hits
    2008
  170. Watching the World Upon the Wall
    2008
  171. 1975-06-17: Wishes, Echoes and Desires: Nassau Coliseum, New York City, NY, USA
    2008
  172. Shine On: Live
    2009
  173. Careful With These Tracks
    2009
  174. Virtual Zabriskie Point
    2009
  175. BBC Archives 1967-1969
    2009
  176. The Best of the Pink Floyd
    2010
  177. Old Symphonies: Live in London 1970 & Rome 1968
    2011
  178. French TV 1968–1971
    2011
  179. Amsterdam '69
    2011
  180. The Dark Side of the Moon: Live at the BBC 1974
    2011
  181. The Complete Rainbow Tapes
    2011
  182. Livestock Market: Pigs and Sheeps
    2011
  183. Discovery
    2011
  184. A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd
    2011
  185. Thirteen
    2011
  186. The Wall Singles Collection
    2011
  187. 1970-11-22: Too Early for a Gig: Casino Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland
    2012
  188. The Massed Gadgets of Hercules 1970–1974
    2012
  189. Live in Moscow
    2012
  190. The Syd Barrett Tapes
    2013
  191. From the Vault
    2013
  192. From the Vault
    2013
  193. Soundtrack to the Film Zabriskie Point (soniclovenoize reconstruction)
    2013
  194. A Total Zabriskie Point of View – The Complete Collection
    2013
  195. First Time in Japan
    2013
  196. Let There Beeb More Light: The Complete BBC Recordings
    2014
  197. From Abbey Road to Britannia Row (unissued alternate studio recordings 1975–1976)
    2014
  198. Forever and Ever
    2014
  199. 1965: Their First Recordings
    2015
  200. Classic Diamonds
    2016
  201. The Early Years: 1965–1972
    2016
  202. The Early Years: 1967–1972: Cre/ation
    2016