10 interesting facts:
1. Pink Floyd's work is marked by philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album cover art, and elaborate live shows. 2. One of rock music's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful acts, the group has sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 74.5 million certified units in the United States. 3. Pink Floyd was formed in 1965, soon after Syd Barrett joined The Tea Set, a group consisting of architecture students Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Bob Klose. 4. he erratic behaviour of Barrett prompted his colleagues to add guitarist and singer David Gilmour to their lineup. 5. Waters used legal means to try to keep them from using the name, declaring Pink Floyd a spent force, but the parties reached an out-of-court settlement allowing Gilmour, Mason and Wright to continue as Pink Floyd. 6. Waters continued as a solo musician, releasing three studio albums. Although for some years relations between Waters and the remaining three members were sour, the band reformed for a one-off performance at Live 8. 7. Nick Mason (b. 27 January 1944) and Roger Waters (b. 6 September 1943) met at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, where both were studying architecture. 8. Mason played drums in a band called The Hotrods in his teenage years, and Waters played guitar. Both were avid fans of Radio Luxembourg and their shared tastes led to a friendship based on a mutual appreciation of music

9. The pair first played together in a band formed by Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe, along with Noble's sister Sheilagh, an occasional singer in the band. They were joined later by fellow student Richard Wright (b. 28 July 1943). 10. To the band's consternation, they cancelled a performance at the Windsor Jazz Festival, informing the music press that Barrett was suffering from 'nervous exhaustion'. For more information and songs download visit

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