George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is a rock musician, songwriter, and composer.
He is best known for his illustrious 1965-1985 career with the band Pink Floyd as their main songwriter from 1968, one of their chief singers (along with David Gilmour), bass player and main sonic wizard.
Following this, he began a moderately successful solo career releasing three studio albums and staging one of the largest concerts ever, The Wall in Berlin in 1990. In 2005, he released an opera, Ã‡a Ira and rejoined Pink Floyd for a performance at the Live 8 concert in London, on July 2, 2005.
= Waters was born as George Waters in Great Bookham, Surrey near Leatherhead, and grew up in Cambridge.
Although his father Eric Fletcher Waters had been a Communist and ardent pacifist, he fought in World War II and died in action at Anzio in 1944, when Roger was only five months old. Waters would refer or allude to the loss of his father throughout his work, especially on The Final Cut album from 1983 (which is dedicated to his father) and the song named "When the Tigers Broke Free" from the movie version of The Wal...
Background solo singer
Born September 6, 1943
Origin Great Bookham, England
Instrument Singer Genre Progressive Rock
Years active 1964 - present
Associated acts Pink FloydSigma 6
website Official site