Of all things shared by both old and young, the love for classic pop music is great and among my favorite is the rebellious psychedelically mind blowing music and style propagated by Pink Floyd. Not often portrayed as the ambitious teenagers that never grew up, more focused on their mad genius hippy personas, this group of musicians grew famous extremely fast and they knew exactly what to do with that. The key stake holders of the production company known as “Pink Floyd” have made themselves into cultural icon, a cult band, and probably more importantly, spearheaded in musical creativity, becoming more than a private label, more like a cultural symbol who’s more passionate fans now ensure new generations enjoy the “Pink Floyd Experience” as they ecco many a progressive hippie at hart. We are also going to embed only a small sample of hand-picked content we have found to be organically propagating about Pink Floyd on Social Media:
Pink Floyd is an idea that seems to thrive in the social media ecosystem
But the best form of neo-culture evidence is the cognitive genetic strand crowdsourced by another pop legend, Wikipedia.org.
Pink Floyd was an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.
Pink Floyd was founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. 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). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band’s primary lyricist and conceptual leader, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.
Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums—A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994)—and toured through 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason reunited with Waters in 2005 to perform as Pink Floyd in London as part of the global awareness event Live 8; Gilmour and Waters later stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006, and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and based largely on unreleased material.
Pink Floyd was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the United States. Source: Wikipedia.org, more specific content on the links bellow:
- 1.11963–1967: Early years
- 1.21967–1978: Transition and international success
- 1.31978–1985: Waters-led era
- 1.41985–1994: Gilmour-led era
- 1.52005–2014: Reunion, deaths, and final album
- 3Lyrical themes
- 4Recognition and influence
- 11Further reading
- 12External links