Knowledge Identifier: &Pink_Floyd
Founded in 1968.
Countries: United Kingdom (42%), United States (28%), (8%)
Linked to: NME, Columbia Graphophone Company, Hornsey College of Art, London School of Economics
Examples include the absence of Barrett after 1968, and that of Waters' father, who died during the Second World War
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
In 1969, they recorded the score for Barbet Schroeder's film "More"
Pink Floyd toured extensively across America and Europe in 1970
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
Toni Childs - In 1972, she saw Pink Floyd in concert and decided to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter
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
During 1974, Pink Floyd had sketched out three original compositions and had performed them at a series of concerts in Europe
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
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"
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"
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
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
Richard Wright (musician) - In 1983, Pink Floyd released "The Final Cut", the only album on which Wright does not appear
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"
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
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
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
Andrew Warburg began serving a three-year jail sentence upon his return to the UK in 1987
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
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
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"
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"
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
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"
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"
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
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
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
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
In 2004, MSNBC ranked Pink Floyd number 8 on their list of "The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever"
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
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
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.
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
Tony Smith (manager) - He is also, as of 2007, co-manager of Pink Floyd along with Paul Loasby
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
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
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
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
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