music: a (very) short history of Pink Floyd

The Pink Floyd were formed in 1965 in the London area by Syd Barrett, Richard Wright, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. The name of the band derived from the names of two American blues musicians: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. David Gilmour joined the band  in 1968 while Barrett was removed from the group owing to his abuse of LSD, which caused him behavioural problems that the band was unable to accept. However, the band paid a tribute to Syd years later, with the successful album “Wish you were here”, which they dedicated to him.

Although first Richard Wright (1979) and later Roger Waters (1985) left the band, Gilmour and Mason continued, joined again by Wright, to perform in concerts all over the world, and publishing new successful albums.

The band was reunited for the last time in 2005 for the Live 8 benefit concert.

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