The British rock band Pink Floyd, well known for their musical masterpieces as well as for their extraordinary sound and their bombastic stage shows, is formed in 1965 with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. After writing almost all the songs for their 1967 debut album, Barrett has to leave the band in 1968 due to his mental state and is replaced by David Gilmour. In the new line-up, the musical direction of the band gradually changes from psychedelic to classical rock.
The group's first concept album, "The Dark Side of the Moon" from 1973, becomes an all-time best seller and the third best-selling album worldwide. The follow-up "Wish You Were Here" is dedicated to Syd Barrett, who has almost completely lost touch with reality. After recording the double album "The Wall”, Wright leaves the band in 1979. In 1980/81, the stage show The Wall is only performed live at four locations worldwide, including Dortmund. The film of the same name with Bob Geldof in the main role premieres in Cannes in 1982.
In 1987 Wright rejoins the remaining band and goes with them on a world tour. Pink Floyd release the very successful album "The Division Bell" in 1994 and with it again tour worldwide. In 2005 the band including Roger Waters appears together at Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert. Syd Barrett dies in 2006 at the age of 60 and Richard Wright dies of cancer just two years later. In 2014 Gilmour and Mason release the last Pink Floyd album, “The Endless River”, containing material from 1994 in the creation of which Wright was also involved. There are to be no more albums by Pink Floyd.
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