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Pink Floyd
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:42:06 AM »


BIOGRAPHY OF PINK FLOYD MEMBERS

FORMED: 1965, London, England

David Jon Gilmour
United Kingdom

Born March 6, 1946

Has 7 children....Sara, Clare, Alice and Matthew by Ginger, Joe and Gabriel by Polly, and Charlie who is Polly's son by a first marriage.

In contrast to Roger, Dave was reared by permissive and easygoing parents. At 13, he was given a Spanish guitar by a neighbor and so the journey began. Dave's greatest musical asset is his sense of feel and timing, according to one former member of Jokers Wild, and to some present day fans, we would have to say that his talents reach beyond that to include a marriage of heart to guitar and tender concern for humanity.

When Dave was a young teenager, his father's profession drew him overseas, to the U.S., leaving Dave to independently fend for himself....playing U.S. military bases with Jokers Wild, and working odd jobs, including his famous stint as a male model. All of this helped to instill in Dave, his underlying grit and a single-minded determination to succeed on his own terms...that was to resurface during the Floydian 'wars' much later....and it was to carry him through in the future, to the ringing of a Division Bell and beyond.

Dave enjoys flying, among other interests, and his collection consists of vintage aircraft that he has shown, and flown, at various airshows. His first love, however, is still his music.

Nicholas Berkeley Mason
United Kingdom

Born January 27, 1944

Nick has 3 children, Holly, Chloe and Carey with Lynette, and is presently married to Annette.

Nick was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. He accompanied his father to Vintage Sports Car Club events at an early age, and later inherited and developed his passion for racing and collecting vintage automobiles. At the Frensham Heights boarding school, it is said Nick is still remembered as a world class mischief maker.

Today, Nick races Ferrari's, Bugatti's, and Maserati's, among others that he also races and owns for his own enjoyment.

Richard William Wright
United Kingdom

Born July 28, 1945

Rick has 3 children, Gala, Jamie, and a young son, by former marriage. He is presently married to Millie.

For Rick as a young man, he was at a loss for a career to pursue at the prep school he attended, until someone suggested architecture. The Regent Street Poly is where he met Nick and Roger. Rick didn't want to be an architect however, he wanted to be a musician... the rest is history. Rick came back to life, so to speak, with TDB... he co-wrote WTIO with Anthony Moore, and co-wrote Cluster One, WDYWFM, Marooned and KT with Dave.

One of Rick's favorite things to do is get away on his 65-foot sailing yacht whenever he has the opportunity.

George Roger Waters
United Kingdom

Born September 6, 1943

Roger has 2 children, Harry and India with Priscilla, has been married to Jude and Carolyn. Roger's father was killed in action at Anzio, only a few months after he was born. As a young teen, Roger's pursuits included playing with toy guns (& shooting real ones), and staying up at night listening to his radio tuned to Armed Forces Network or Radio Luxembourg.

He did not like apprenticeship as a naval cadet, quit, and was given a dishonorable discharge. He instead became chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's local youth chapter.

Roger's life from the beginning, and still is, a conscious and unconscious mourning for the father he never knew, and hatred of the hierarchy of circumstances that robbed him of his father.

While Roger's lyrical 'brilliance' of the past cannot be denied, his inability to come to terms with his grief and hatred eventually wore out its welcome with the majority of his fans. Roger quit Pink Floyd in the mid 1980's.

Roger Keith Barrett
United Kingdom

Born January 6, 1946

Syd had a normal childhood and loving parents. He was a popular and successful student, and his passions ranged from camping and sports to drama and painting. He was once a Boy Scout patrol leader.

Dr. Barrett encouraged Syd's musical interest with the gift of a banjo, and later, a guitar. Dr. Barrett died when Syd was just 14. It's been proposed that this trauma was the first 'catalyst' in Syd's eventual dementia.

Syd and Dave were friends at a very early age, and while attending school, they would hang out together, teaching each other guitar....Dave was the better guitarist, and Syd's talent lay in words and lyrics...they would flow from him easily, according to Dave.

The founding member of the band that so many today admire and respect, today lives in seclusion and in ill health....a once brilliant mind destroyed by drugs. Syd is a legacy and a lesson for all.

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 04:42:44 AM »
Pink Floyd Biography

Pink Floyd formed in 1965 in London, England. They were lead by Syd Barrett, who wrote and sang most of their material. The rest consisted of Roger Waters (bass), Rick Wright (keyboards), and Nick Mason (drums). The name Pink Floyd was a combination of the first names of two blues singers (Pink Anderson and Floyd Council). At first, Pink Floyd played covers of rock and R&B songs like many other new bands of the time. But they began experimenting with their sound, and became known in London for improvised psychedelic jams, and accompanying light shows. Syd Barrett wrote songs that fused psychedelic arrangements with pop melodies. Pink Floyd signed a recording contract with EMI in early 1967, and released two British top-20 singles, "Arnold Layne," and "See Emily Play". They also released an album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn their first and only with Syd Barrett. Barrett was forced out of the group because of drug problems and erratic behavior. David Gilmour replaced him on guitar and vocals. Roger Waters took over as Pink Floyd's primary songwriter, although the others contributed songs as well, and he also shared vocal responsibilities with Gilmour.

Pink Floyd released a string of experimental rock albums over the next six years and in 1973 released an album that was to become one of the most successful in rock history, Dark Side of the Moon. The album presented a more accessible version of Pink Floyd, with tighter songs and more polished production, but still characterized by the adventurous music which set them apart from other bands. Pink Floyd continued to have success with Wish You Were Here and Animals, and in 1979 released The Wall. The Wall was another huge success, nearly as big as Dark Side of the Moon. Internal conflicts between Waters and Wright forced Wright out of the band in 1979. Waters and Gilmour also clashed about songwriting credit on The Wall. They did release one more album however, The Final Cut in 1983, but broke up shortly after.

Surprisingly, in 1986 Pink Floyd reunited, but without it's previous leader, Roger Waters. Waters attempted to stop the group from using the Pink Floyd name, but was unsuccessful. The resulting album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was another huge success for the band in 1987. A tour ensued, as well as a live album. The Waterless Pink Floyd again released another hit album in 1994, The Division Bell, along with another tour and live album.

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Pink Floyd Discography - Studio Pink Floyd Albums & Pink Floyd CDs

1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Capitol
1968 A Saucerful of Secrets Capitol
1969 More Capitol
1969 Ummagumma Capitol
1970 Atom Heart Mother Capitol
1971 Meddle Capitol
1972 Obscured by Clouds Capitol
1973 Dark Side of the Moon Capitol
1975 Wish You Were Here Capitol
1977 Animals Capitol
1979 The Wall Capitol
1983 The Final Cut Columbia
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason Columbia
1994 The Division Bell Columbia

Pink Floyd Discography - Live Pink Floyd CDs

1988 Delicate Sound of Thunder [live] Columbia
1995 Pulse [live] Columbia
2000 Is There Anybody out There? The Wall: Live... Sony

Pink Floyd Discography - Compilation Pink Floyd Albums

1971 Relics Capitol
1973 A Nice Pair Capitol
1977 First XI [First 11 LPs Set] Harvest
1981 A Collection of Great Dance Songs Capitol
1983 Works Capitol

Pink Floyd Discography - Compilation Pink Floyd CDs

1991 Gift Set Capitol
1992 Shine On Columbia
1995 Box 1975-1988 CBS
2001 Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd Capitol
2002 Interstellar Overdrive Nems
2004 Critical Review: Inside Pink Floyd 1967-1974 Ragnarock
2005 Inside Pink Floyd: A Critical Review 1975-1996 Classic Rock Legends

Pink Floyd Discography - Single Pink Floyd CDs

1987 Learning to Fly EMI
1987 On the Turning Away EMI
1987 One Slip EMI
1994 Take It Back Sony
1994 High Hopes Keep Talking [US] EMI
1995 Wish You Were Here [live] Live
1997 1967: The First Three Singles EMI
2005 London 1966*1967 Pucka

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd DVDs & Videos

1981 Live at Pompeii Polygram Video
1983 The Wall MGM/UA
1991 Delicate Sound: Live Sony
1992 La Carrera Panamerica Sony
1995 Pulse Sony v
1995 London 1966-67 BMG Video
1997 Dark Side of the Moon Music Video
1998 Shine On Music Video
1999 Wall Live in Berlin Polygram
2003 Live at Pompeii Hip-O
2004 Critical Review: Inside Pink Floyd 1967-1974 Classic Rock Legends
2004 The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett United States
2005 Critical Review 1975-1996 Classic Rock Legends
2005 Atom Heart Mother Classic Rock Legends

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd Solo Albums & Pink Floyd Solo CDs - Roger Waters

1970 Music from "The Body" EMI
1984 The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking Columbia
1987 When the Wind Blows Virgin
1987 Radio K.A.O.S. Columbia
1990 The Wall: Live in Berlin, 1990 Mercury
1992 Amused to Death Columbia
2000 In the Flesh Live Columbia
2002 Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Vol. 1 Columbia

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd Solo Albums & Pink Floyd Solo CDs - David Gilmour

1978 David Gilmour Columbia
1984 About Face Columbia
2002 In Concert [live] EMI

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd Solo Albums & Pink Floyd Solo CDs - Syd Barrett

1970 Barrett Capitol
1970 The Madcap Laughs Capitol
1987 Peel Sessions [live] Dutch East
1989 Opel Capitol
1992 Octopus: The Best of Syd Barrett Cleopatra
1994 Crazy Diamond Harvest/EMI
2001 Wouldn't You Miss Me: The Best of Syd Barrett Harvest/EMI

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd Solo Albums - Nick Mason

1981 Fictitious Sports Columbia
1985 Profiles Columbia

Pink Floyd Discography - Pink Floyd Solo Albums & Pink Floyd Solo CD's - Richard Wright

1978 Wet Dream One Way
1996 Broken China Capitol