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Pink Floyd was an English rock band that was formed in London of the United Kingdom in 1965. Pink Floyd was also known for its psychedelic music which helped them gain more followers. Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, two years after the disbanding of the group.

History

Early Years

Pink Floyd was formed in 1965 with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright who were students at the time. When Barrett was in charge, the band had two singles that made it to the charts and one successful album.

In early 1968, Barrett left Pink Floyd due to his deteriorating mental health. The year before that, David Gilmour joined the band and later replaced Barrett after he left the band. Waters became the leader of the group and came up with concepts of many of the band’s albums from the late 60s to the early 80s.

Later Years

After tensions with the group, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979 with Waters following suite in 1985. Wright later joined back with the two original members (Gilmour and Mason) and produced two more albums together. Pink Floyd toured the two albums before going on a long period of inactivity. In 2005, all four members but Barrett came back together to perform in Live 8 to spread global awareness about poverty.[1]

In 2006, Barrett died due to pancreatic cancer and in 2008, Wright died due to lung cancer. The last studio album made by Pink Floyd was released in 2014.[2][3]

References

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