Pink Floyd are an English progressive rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music's most successful and influential acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, and an estimated 73.5 million albums in the United States alone.
Pink Floyd had modest success in the late-1960s as a psychedelic band led by the late Syd Barrett. Barrett's increasingly erratic behaviour eventually forced his colleagues to augment and eventually replace him with guitarist David Gilmour and the band went on to record several elaborate concept albums, achieving worldwide success with 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon, 1975's Wish You Were Here, 1977's Animals, and 1979's The Wall, among the best-selling, most critically acclaimed, and enduringly popular albums in rock music history. In 1985, singer and bassist Roger Waters declared Pink Floyd defunct although the...
|Background||group or band|
|Years active||1965 in music|
|Associated acts||Sigma 6|
|Current members|| David Gilmour|
Richard Wright (musician)
|Past members|| Roger Waters|