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Pink Floyd

Active since: 1964    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd formed in 1964 from earlier bands whose names included Sigma 6, T-Set, Megadeaths, The Screaming Abdabs, The Architectural Abdabs, and The Abdabs. The band was again renamed The Pink Floyd Sound and then simply The Pink Floyd (after two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council). The definite article was dropped by the time their debut album was released.

Pink Floyd originally consisted of Bob Klose (lead guitar), Syd Barrett (vocals, rhythm guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). They covered rhythm and blues staples such as 'Louie, Louie'. As Barrett started writing tunes more influenced by American surf music, psychedelic rock, and British whimsy, humour and literature, the heavily jazz-oriented Klose departed and left a rather stable foursome. The band formed Blackhill Enterprises, a six-way business partnership with their managers, Peter Jenner and Andrew King....
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Studio albums
1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Columbia/EMI, Tower, Capitol
1968 A Saucerful of Secrets
Columbia (EMI), Tower, Capitol
1969 Soundtrack from the Film More
Columbia, Tower, EMI, Harvest, Capitol
Ummagumma (live + studio)
: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
1970 Atom Heart Mother
Harvest, EMI, Capitol
1971 Meddle
Harvest, EMI, Capitol
1972 Obscured by Clouds
Harvest, EMI, Capitol ]
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon
Harvest, Capitol, EMI
1975 Wish You Were Here
Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
1977 Animals
Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
1979 The Wall
Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
1983 The Final Cut
Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason
EMI, Columbia
1994 The Division Bell
EMI, Columbia Live albums 1969 Ummagumma
1988 Delicate Sound of Thunder
EMI, Columbia
1995 Pulse
EMI, Columbia
2000 Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–
EMI, Columbia

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