Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd

English rock band that achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music add

Category: Music

Founded in 1968.

Countries: United Kingdom (43%), United States (29%), (7%)

Main connections: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett

Linked to: NME, Columbia Graphophone Company, Hornsey College of Art, London School of Economics

 

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1968

Examples include the absence of Barrett after 1968, and that of Waters' father, who died during the Second World War add something

 

In 1968, Pink Floyd returned to Abbey Road Studios to record their second album, "A Saucerful of Secrets" add something

 

Pink Floyd composed several film scores, starting in 1968, with "The Committee" add something

 

In a January 1968 photo-shoot of the five-man Pink Floyd, the photographs show Barrett looking detached from the others, staring into the distance add something

 

Morrison's assistant, Steve O'Rourke, set Gilmour up in a room at O'Rourke's house with a salary of £30 per week, and in January 1968, Blackhill Enterprises announced Gilmour as the band's newest member; the second guitarist and its fifth member, the band intending to continue with Barrett as a nonperforming songwriter add something

 

In early March 1968, Pink Floyd met with business partners Jenner and King to discuss the band's future; Barrett agreed to leave add something

 

Roger Waters - Filling the void left by Barrett's departure in March 1968, Waters began to chart Pink Floyd's artistic direction

 

Roger Waters - Working with Barrett eventually proved too difficult, so in early March 1968 Pink Floyd met with managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King of Blackhill Enterprises to discuss the band's future

 

Syd Barrett - After Barrett left Pink Floyd in April 1968, Peter Jenner from the band's management, followed suit

 

Released in June 1968, the album featured a psychedelic cover designed by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis add something

 

In July 1968, they returned to the US for a second visit add something


1969

In 1969, they recorded the score for Barbet Schroeder's film "More" add something

 

In July 1969, precipitated by their space-related music and lyrics, they took part in the live BBC television coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing, performing an instrumental piece which they called "Moonhead" add something


1970

Pink Floyd toured extensively across America and Europe in 1970 add something

 

Unconstrained by conventional pop formats, Pink Floyd were innovators of progressive rock during the 1970s and ambient music during the 1980s add something

 

"Rolling Stone" ranked him number 14 in their "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list and di Perna described him as the most important guitarist of the 1970s, calling him "the missing link between Hendrix and Van Halen add something

 

Nobuo Uematsu - Uematsu has said that 1970s bands, such as Pink Floyd and King Crimson, had an impact on his "Final Fantasy" compositions

 

It premièred at the Bath Festival on 27 June 1970 add something

 

In October 1970, Pink Floyd released "Atom Heart Mother" add something


1971

In 1971, Pink Floyd took second place in a reader's poll, in "Melody Maker", and for the first time were making a profit add something

 

In 1971, the band again worked with Schroeder on the film "La Vallée", for which they released a soundtrack album called "Obscured by Clouds" add something

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber - In interviews promoting "Amused to Death", Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, claimed that Lloyd Webber had plagiarised short chromatic riffs from the 1971 song "Echoes" for sections of "The Phantom of the Opera", released in 1986; nevertheless, he decided not to file a lawsuit regarding the matter

 

In January 1971, upon their return from touring "Atom Heart Mother", Pink Floyd began working on new material add something

 

Released in October 1971, "Meddle" not only confirms lead guitarist David Gilmour's emergence as a real shaping force with the group, it states forcefully and accurately that the group is well into the growth track again" wrote Jean-Charles Costa of "Rolling Stone" add something


1972

In 1972, they purchased a custom-built PA which featured an upgraded four-channel, 360-degree system add something

 

Toni Childs - In 1972, she saw Pink Floyd in concert and decided to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter

 

Pink Floyd recorded "The Dark Side of the Moon" between May 1972 and January 1973, with EMI staff engineer Alan Parsons at Abbey Road add something


1973

In December of that year, they released "Point Me at the Sky"; no more successful than the two singles they had released since "See Emily Play", it would be the band's last until their 1973 release, "Money" add something

 

One of the pieces turned down by Antonioni, called "The Violent Sequence", later became "Us and Them", included on 1973's "The Dark Side of the Moon" add something

 

Roger Waters - The first half of the show featured both Pink Floyd songs and Waters' solo material, while the second half included a complete live performance of the 1973 Pink Floyd album "The Dark Side of the Moon", the first time in over three decades that Waters had performed the album

 

Released in March 1973, the LP became an instant chart success in the UK and throughout Western Europe, earning an enthusiastic response from critics add something


1974

During 1974, Pink Floyd had sketched out three original compositions and had performed them at a series of concerts in Europe add something

 

Andy Newmark - After leaving the band in 1974, Newmark has performed and recorded with John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, George Harrison, Rickie Lee Jones, Patrick Moraz, Randy Newman, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Murray Head, Ronnie Wood, Roxy Music, ABC, Hue and Cry, Laura Nyro, Elkie Brooks, Sting, Steve Winwood, Nils Lofgren, George Benson and Michael Franks

 

Snowy White - It featured material in which White has been involved from as far back as 1974 right up to 1996, including two tracks from Thin Lizzy, jams from the Peter Green "In the Skies" session, and the only complete version of the Pink Floyd song, "Pigs on the Wing", featuring White's original guitar solo

 

Naomi Watts - Peter Watts left Pink Floyd in 1974, and he and Myfanwy were later reconciled

 

In November 1974, they employed for the first time the large circular screen that would become a staple of their live shows add something


1975

However, he earned five co-writing credits on the album, his first on a Pink Floyd album since 1975's "Wish You Were Here" add something

 

In 1975, Pink Floyd bought a three-storey group of church halls at 35 Britannia Row in Islington, and began converting the building into a recording studio and storage space add something

 

Syd Barrett - Barrett had one noted reunion with the members of Pink Floyd, which occurred in 1975 during the recording sessions for "Wish You Were Here"

 

Stephane Grappelli - Grappelli recorded a solo for the title track of Pink Floyd's 1975 album Wish You Were Here.

 

Alan Parsons - In 1975, he declined Pink Floyd's invitation to come back and work on the follow-up for "Dark Side," "Wish You Were Here", and instead initiated The Alan Parsons Project with producer and songwriter Eric Woolfson, whom he had met at Abbey Road

 

After a tour of the UK performing "Dark Side", Pink Floyd returned to the studio in January 1975 and began work on their ninth studio album, "Wish You Were Here" add something

 

Most of "Wish You Were Here" premiered on 5 July 1975, at an open-air music festival at Knebworth add something

 

Sex Pistols - In August 1975, Rhodes spotted nineteen-year-old Kings Road habitué John Lydon wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt with the words "I Hate" handwritten above the band's name and holes scratched through the eyes


1976

In 1976, they recorded their tenth album, "Animals", in their newly finished 24-track studio add something

 

Waters' marriage to Judy had produced no children, but he became a father with Christie in November 1976 add something


1977

In 1977, they employed the use of a large inflatable floating pig named "Algie" add something

 

Snowy White - White had been recommended to Pink Floyd by Kate Bush's former manager Hilary Walker, as they were looking for an additional guitarist for the live band on the "Animals" tour in 1977

 

Released in January 1977, the album peaked on the UK chart at number two, and the US chart at number three add something


1978

In July 1978, amid a financial turmoil caused by negligent investments, Waters presented the group with two original ideas for their next album add something


1979

Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985 add something

 

Snowy White - In 1979 Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham, having seen White play with Pink Floyd in New York during the "Animals" tour, approached him about joining Thin Lizzy

 

Lee Ritenour - In 1979, Ritenour "was brought in to beef up one of Pink Floyd's "The Wall"'s heaviest rock numbers, "Run Like Hell"

 

In March 1979, the band's dire financial situation demanded that they leave the UK for a year, or more and recording moved to the Super Bear Studios near Nice add something


1980

Syd Barrett - A number of biographies have been written about him since the 1980s, and Pink Floyd wrote and recorded several tributes to him after he left, most notably the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here"

 

James Guthrie (record producer) - During this time he first worked with Greg Walsh , whom Guthrie asked to join his FOH production team for the live performances of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in 1980 and '81

 

Andy Bown - He was the bass player in the "Surrogate Band" during Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in 1980 and 1981


1981

NWG collapsed in 1981: Andrew Warburg fled to Spain; Waterbrook purchased Norton Warburg Investments, and many of its holdings sold at a significant loss add something

 

Roger Waters - The last band performance of "The Wall" was on 16 June 1981, at Earls Court London, and this was Pink Floyd's last appearance with Waters until the band's brief reunion at 2 July 2005 Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park, 24 years later


1982

In 1982, Waters suggested a new musical project for the band, with the working title "Spare Bricks", originally conceived as the soundtrack album for "Pink Floyd The Wall"; however, with the onset of the Falklands War, Waters changed artistic direction and began writing new material add something


1983

Richard Wright (musician) - In 1983, Pink Floyd released "The Final Cut", the only album on which Wright does not appear

 

Denis O'Regan - Other bands undertaking European and World tours include David Bowie in 1983, 1987, and 1990; The Rolling Stones in 1982; Duran Duran in 1984; Spandau Ballet and Neil Diamond in 1985; Queen in 1986; Pink Floyd in 1994; KISS in 2008

 

David Gilmour - Wright was fired during "The Wall" sessions and the relationship between Gilmour and Waters would further deteriorate during the making of "The Wall" film and the 1983 Pink Floyd album "The Final Cut"

 

Released in March 1983, "The Final Cut" went straight to number one in the UK and number six in the US. Waters wrote all the lyrics, as well as all the music on the album add something


1984

Gilmour had recorded his second solo album, "About Face", in 1984, and he used it to express his feelings about a variety of topics; from the murder of John Lennon to his relationship with Waters add something

 

Eric Clapton - In 1984 he performed on Pink Floyd member Roger Waters' solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking", and went on tour with Waters following the release of the album


1985

Waters commented on their almost twenty years of animosity: "I don't think any of us came out of the years from 1985 with any credit add something

 

Roger Waters - Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and began a legal battle with the remaining members over their intended use of the group's name and material

 

Roger Waters - Amidst creative differences within the group, Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985, and began a legal battle with the remaining band members regarding their continued use of the name and material

 

David Gilmour - In 1985, Waters declared that Pink Floyd were "a spent force creatively"

 

Jon Carin - Later in 1985, he joined Bryan Ferry at Live Aid to perform and met Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour


1986

Nick Mason - Despite legal conflicts over ownership of the name 'Pink Floyd' which began when Waters left the group in 1986 and lasted roughly seven years, Waters and Nick Mason are now on good terms


1987

Andrew Warburg began serving a three-year jail sentence upon his return to the UK in 1987 add something

 

In 1987, Gilmour began recruiting musicians for what would become Pink Floyd's first album without Waters, "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" add something

 

Tim Renwick - He is best known for his association with Pink Floyd, playing on their 1987 and 1994 tours, and accompanying the band at their Live 8 performance

 

Tim Renwick - In 1987, David Gilmour invited Renwick to tour with Pink Floyd as a session musician, and recordings from the August 1988 shows were released in the double live album "Delicate Sound of Thunder"

 

James Guthrie (record producer) - In addition, Guthrie is credited with suggesting Jon Carin as a keyboard player for Roger Waters' touring band , and arranged for Kashmir lead vocalist and guitarist Kasper Eistrup to audition for the same tour , as well as introducing vocalist Rachel Brennock to Pink Floyd, she joined the touring band from 1987 to 1989

 

Rachel Fury - She sang with Pink Floyd for three consecutive tours from 1987 to 1989, and appears on the concert film

 

Roger Waters - They settled the dispute out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years had passed before he performed with Pink Floyd again

 

Rachel Fury - "'Rachel Fury"' is the stage name of Rachel Brennock, an English singer, songwriter and actor most widely known for performing with Pink Floyd on three world tours from 1987-1989

 

Released in September 1987, Storm Thorgerson, whose creative input was absent from "The Wall" and "The Final Cut", designed the album cover add something

 

Roger Waters - In December 1987, an agreement between Waters and Pink Floyd was reached


1988

Jon Carin - He participated in the support tour for the album and appeared on the 1988 Pink Floyd double live album, "Delicate Sound of Thunder"


1989

Rachel Fury - Delicate Sound of Thunder, the Italian TV broadcast of the 1989 Pink Floyd concert in Venice, and the MTV taping of the 1987 concert at the Omni in Atlanta

 

Tim Renwick - Renwick joined Pink Floyd again later on their 1989 European tour, on the 1994 studio album, "The Division Bell", and on the Division Bell tour, which again resulted in a double live album, "Pulse"


1990

Gary Wallis - From 1990 to 1992, Gary Wallis performed alongside various members of Pink Floyd in different bands, including Blue Pearl , Dream Academy with Gilmour and Guy Pratt and Jimmy Nail with Gilmour

 

Gary Wallis - He continued to perform with Pink Floyd until they took a break after their final tour concert at the Knebworth Festival in August, 1990

 

Thomas Dolby - In 1990, he appeared in the huge Roger Waters charity concert performance of Pink Floyd's rock opera "The Wall" in Berlin

 

Harvey Goldsmith - It was because of Goldsmith's expertise in staging charity events that his company "Harvey Goldsmith Artiste Management productions" was brought in as executive producers of the 1990 live performance of Pink Floyd's The Wall, from Berlin

 

Jon Carin - Throughout the summers of the late 1990s and early 2000s , he was on tour with former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters for his "In the Flesh tour"

 

Snowy White - White was invited by the former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters to perform in another take of "The Wall", in 1990, by the ruins of the Berlin Wall, along with other guest artists


1991

They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74,5 million certified units in the United States, and 37,2 million albums sold in the US since 1991 add something


1993

In January 1993, they began working on a new album, returning to Britannia Row Studios, where for several days, Gilmour, Mason and Wright worked collaboratively, ad-libbing material add something

 

Ezrin returned to co-produce the album and production moved to the Astoria, where from February to May 1993, they worked on about twenty-five ideas add something


1994

They continued to record and tour through 1994; two more albums followed, "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and "The Division Bell" add something

 

Douglas Adams - Adams chose the name for Pink Floyd's 1994 album, "The Division Bell", by picking the words from the lyrics to one of its tracks, "High Hopes"

 

Polly Samson - Following their split, Samson met Pink Floyd singer and guitarist David Gilmour, whom she married in 1994 during Pink Floyd's Division Bell tour

 

Storm Thorgerson - He was a teenage friend of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and best man at Gilmour's wedding to Polly Samson in 1994

 

Gary Wallis - In 1994, Gary Wallis performed with Pink Floyd on their 60-show The Division Bell tour of the USA. The touring band consisted of Gilmour ; Mason , Richard Wright ; Tim Renwick ; Jon Carin ; Guy Pratt ; Gary Wallis ; Dick Parry ; as well as Sam Brown, Durga McBroom, and Claudia Fontaine

 

David Gilmour - In 1994, Gilmour played guitar for the video game "Tuneland", along with the additional saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Scott Page

 

Jon Carin - In 1994, Jon Carin played keyboards, synthesizers, arranged and programmed for Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" album

 

Chris Thomas (record producer) - In 1994, Thomas helped mix Pink Floyd's album "The Division Bell" with Gilmour

 

Richard Wright (musician) - In 1994, by which time his reinstatement in the band had become official, he co-wrote five songs and sang lead vocals on one song for the next Pink Floyd album, "The Division Bell"

 

The band spent more than two weeks rehearsing in a hangar at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, before opening on 29 March 1994, in Miami, with an almost identical road crew to that used for their "Momentary Lapse of Reason" tour add something

 

Eager to avoid competing against other album releases, as had happened with "A Momentary Lapse", Pink Floyd set a deadline of April 1994, at which point they would resume touring add something

 

During a televised concert at Earls Court on 20 October 1994, someone projected the word "enigma" in large letters on to the backdrop of the stage add something

 

Douglas Adams - Adams was friends with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and, on Adams's 42nd birthday , he was invited to make a guest appearance at Pink Floyd's 28 October 1994 concert at Earls Court in London, playing guitar on the songs "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse"

 

The tour ended on 29 October 1994, with the final performance of the last Pink Floyd tour add something


1995

In 1995, they won a Grammy for best "Rock Instrumental Performance" for "Marooned" add something


1996

Inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, they have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74,5 million certified units in the United States add something

 

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010 add something

 

Tim Renwick - He recorded with Pink Floyd colleague Rick Wright, playing guitar on his 1996 album "Broken China"

 

Syd Barrett - In 1996, Barrett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd

 

David Gilmour - In 1996, Gilmour was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd

 

Roger Waters - In 1996, Waters was inducted into the US and UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd

 

Richard Wright (musician) - In 1996, Wright's daughter Gala married Guy Pratt, a session musician who has played bass for Pink Floyd and bandmate David Gilmour since Roger Waters' exit

 

Roger Waters - In 1996, he was inducted into the US and the UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd

 

Richard Wright (musician) - In 1996, inspired by his successful input into "The Division Bell", Wright released his second solo album, "Broken China", including contributions from Sinéad O'Connor on vocals, Pino Palladino on bass, Manu Katché on drums, Dominic Miller and Tim Renwick, another Pink Floyd associate, on electric guitar

 

Gary Wallis - The Australian Pink Floyd was invited to play at Gilmour's 50th birthday party in 1996


1999

Roger Waters - In 1999, after a nearly 12-year hiatus from touring, and a seven-year absence from the music industry, Waters embarked on the In the Flesh Tour, performing both solo and Pink Floyd material


2000

Dave Grohl - In 2000, the band recruited Queen guitarist Brian May to add some guitar flourish to a cover of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar", a song which Foo Fighters previously recorded as a b-side

 

Andy Wallace (keyboard) - In early 2000s, he was on tour with former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters for his "In the Flesh tour"


2001

Thomas Dolby - He appeared on-stage with the reunited Soft Boys in San Francisco on April 7, 2001 and played synthesizer on "You'll Have To Go Sideways", "Evil Guy" and Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine"


2002

Roger Waters - Glastonbury Festival - In June 2002, he completed the tour with a performance in front of 70,000 people at the Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts, playing 15 Pink Floyd songs and five songs from his solo catalogue


2003

Syd Barrett - Robyn Hitchcock's career was dedicated to being Barrett-esque; he even played "Dominoes" for the 2003 BBC documentary "The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story"


2004

In 2004, MSNBC ranked Pink Floyd number 8 on their list of "The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever" add something


2005

After nearly two decades of acrimony, the band reunited in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8 add something

 

Tim Renwick - In 2005 he appeared once more with Pink Floyd, as guitarist and bassist for their Live 8 reunion

 

David Gilmour - Since their Live 8 appearance in 2005, Gilmour has repeatedly said that there will be no Pink Floyd reunion

 

Roger Waters - In July 2005, Waters reunited with Mason, Wright, and Gilmour for what would be their final performance together at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park, Pink Floyd's only appearance with Waters since their final performance of "The Wall" at Earls Court London 24 years earlier

 

On 2 July 2005, Waters, Gilmour, Mason and Wright performed together as Pink Floyd for the first time in more than 24 years, at the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park add something

 

Jon Carin - He performed with Pink Floyd at their reunion with Roger Waters on July 2, 2005 for Live 8 at Hyde Park

 

Roger Waters - On 2 July 2005, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Nick Mason, Richard Wright and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event; it was the group's first appearance with Waters in 24 years

 

Roger Waters - In November 2005, Pink Floyd were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Pete Townshend of The Who

 

Richard Wright (musician) - Wright underwent eye surgery for cataracts in November 2005, preventing him from attending Pink Floyd's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame


2006

Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008 add something

 

In 2006, "Guitar World" writer Jimmy Brown described Gilmour's guitar style as "characterised by simple, huge-sounding riffs; gutsy, well-paced solos; and rich, ambient chordal textures add something

 

Haraldur Vignir Sveinbjornsson - Iceland Symphony Orchestra - He has arranged sold-out concerts in Iceland including Pink Floyd's The Wall withDúndurfréttir and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Lennon tribute concert in Dec 2006 & Sgt.Peppers Orchestral Tribute concert in 2008

 

Andy Newmark - According to a 2006 Sound on Sound magazine interview with engineer Andy Jackson, Andy Newmark played drums on Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell" album

 

Roger Waters - As of 2006, it is estimated that Pink Floyd have sold over 250 million albums worldwide, including 74,5 million RIAA certified units sold in the US.

 

Nick Mason - He stated in 2006 that Pink Floyd have not officially disbanded yet

 

Lena Katina - Katina stated in a 2006 TeleHit interview that she used to listen to artists such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Pink Floyd when she was younger

 

David Gilmour - The majority of the two most recent Pink Floyd albums, as well as Gilmour's 2006 solo release "On an Island", were recorded there

 

David Gilmour - On 20 February 2006, Gilmour commented again on Pink Floyd's future when he was interviewed by Billboard.com, stating, "Who knows- I have no plans at all to do that

 

Nick Mason - Mason joined Gilmour and Wright for the encore during Gilmour's show at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 31 May 2006, reuniting the post-Waters Pink Floyd

 

Barrett died on 7 July 2006, at his home in Cambridgeshire, aged 60 add something

 

His family interred him at Cambridge Crematorium on 18 July 2006; no Pink Floyd members attended add something

 

David Gilmour - In December 2006, Gilmour released a tribute to Syd Barrett, who had died on 7 July of that year, in the form of his own version of Pink Floyd's first single "Arnold Layne"


2007

Tony Smith (manager) - He is also, as of 2007, co-manager of Pink Floyd along with Paul Loasby

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - In May 2007, he accompanied Robyn Hitchcock and Ruby Wright in performing the song "Gigolo Aunt" at a tribute for Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett in London, which he did on mandolin

 

On 10 May 2007, both Waters and Pink Floyd performed during a Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican Centre in London add something

 

Syd Barrett - According to local newspapers, Barrett left approximately £1,7 million to his two brothers and two sisters. was held at the Barbican Centre, London on 10 May 2007 with Robyn Hitchcock, Captain Sensible, Damon Albarn, Chrissie Hynde, Kevin Ayers and his Pink Floyd bandmates performing


 

In 2008, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented Pink Floyd with the Polar Music Prize for their contribution to modern music; Waters and Mason attended the ceremony and accepted the award add something

 

David Gilmour - With the death of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright in September 2008, another reunion of the core group members became impossible

 

Wright died of cancer on 15 September 2008, aged 65 add something


2009

Gary McKinnon - In August 2009, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour released an online single, "Chicago - Change the World", on which he sang and played guitar, bass and keyboards, to promote awareness of McKinnon's plight


2010

Roger Waters - The double album "The Wall" was written almost entirely by Waters and is largely based on his life story, and having sold over 23 million RIAA certified units in the US as of 2010, is one of the top three best-selling albums of all-time in America, according to RIAA. Pink Floyd hired Bob Ezrin to co-produce the album, and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe to illustrate the album's sleeve art

 

Durga McBroom - In April 2010 Durga joined the argentinian band "The end Pink Floyd" show, in Buenos Aires, together Guy Pratt and Jon Carin

 

On 10 July 2010, Waters and Gilmour performed together at a charity event for the Hoping Foundation add something

 

Roger Waters - In September 2010, he commenced The Wall Live tour, an updated version of the original Pink Floyd shows, featuring a complete performance of "The Wall"


2011

In 2011, surviving members Gilmour and Mason joined Waters at one of his The Wall Tour shows at The O2 Arena in London add something

 

James Guthrie (record producer) - In 2011 Guthrie contributed to two major reissue projects for Kate Bush and Pink Floyd

 

Alexa Ray Joel - In 2011, however, Joel reportedly mentioned Pink Floyd, Radiohead, June Carter, Regina Spektor and Lily Allen as influences

 

On 12 May 2011, at The O2 Arena in London, Gilmour honoured his commitment to Waters add something

 

Corey Taylor - In July 2011 Taylor collaborated with Aaron Lewis while promoting Lewis' solo album, Town Line for a one night only acoustic duet show covering songs such as, Pearl Jam's "Black", Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, and Alice In Chains' Down In A Hole, videos from this show with Taylor and Lewis can be found on YouTube

 

Aaron Lewis - In July 2011 while promoting his "Town Line" album Lewis collaborated with Corey Taylor for a one night only acoustic duet show covering songs such as Pearl Jam's "Black", Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb", and Alice In Chains' "Down In A Hole

 

Durga McBroom - In October 2011, Durga joined her sister Lorelei to sing The Great Gig In The Sky in Anaheim with the Australian Pink Floyd Show


2012

The "Sunday Times Rich List", Music Millionaires 2012 , ranked Waters at number 22 with an estimated fortune of £120 million, Gilmour at number 32 with £85 million and Mason at number 46 with £50 million add something

 

Syd Barrett - In 2012, engineer Andy Jackson said he had found "a huge box of assorted tapes", in Mason's possession, containing versions of R&B songs that Pink Floyd played in their early years


2013

The "Sunday Times Rich List", Music Millionaires 2013 , ranked Waters at number 12 with an estimated fortune of £150 million, Gilmour at number 27 with £85 million and Mason at number 37 with £50 million add something

 

Ray Charles - On August 4, 2013, in an interview with a Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet, former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stated as " I was about 15


2014

On 5 July 2014, Polly Samson, David Gilmour's wife, revealed on Twitter that a new Pink Floyd album titled "The Endless River" featuring recordings from the 1994 recording sessions with Rick Wright and other music was due in October 2014 add something

 

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 add something


2015

In 2015, Gilmour reiterated that Pink Floyd were "done" and that to reunite without Wright "would just be wrong" add something

 

In August 2015, Gilmour reiterated that Pink Floyd were "done" and that to reunite without Wright "would just be wrong" add something


2016

In 2016, a major retrospective of the band's work was announced to take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum the following year to mark the 50th anniversary of their first single add something


2018

In 2018, Mason formed a new band, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, to perform Pink Floyd's early material add something