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Top 10 Facts - Pink Floyd
10.24.2015
Fact #1

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.

Fact #2

Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

Fact #3

Pink Floyd toured extensively across America and Europe in 1970. In 1971, Pink Floyd took second place in a reader's poll, in Melody Maker, and for the first time were making a profit.

Fact #4

In 1975, Pink Floyd bought a three-storey group of church halls at 35 Britannia Row in lslington, and began converting the building into a recording studio and storage space. In 1976, they recorded their tenth album, Animals, in their newly finished 24-track studio.

Fact #5

On 2 luly 2005, Waters, Gilmour, Mason and Wright performed together as Pink Floyd for the ?rst time in more than 24 years, at the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park.

Fact #6

Barrett died on 7 luly 2006, at his home in Cambridge, aged 60. His family interred him at Cambridge Crematorium on 18 luly 2006; no Pink Floyd members attended. After Barrett's death, Wright commented: "The band are very naturally upset and sad to hear of Syd Barrett's death.

Fact #7

To celebrate the launch of the London Free School's magazine

Fact #8

Pink Floyd also composed several ?lm scores, starting in 1968, with The Committee. In 1969, they recorded the score for Barbet Schroeder's film More. The soundtrack proved bene?cial; not only did it pay well but, along with A Saucerful of Secrets, the material they created became part of their live shows for some time thereafter.

Fact #9

Pink Floyd are one of the most commercially successful and influential rock bands of alltime. They have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certi?ed units in the United States, and 37.9 million albums sold in the US since 1993.

Fact #10

In 2004, MSNBC ranked Pink Floyd number 8 on their list of "The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever". Rolling Stone ranked them number 51 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Q named Pink Floyd as the biggest band of all time.

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