Pink Floyd was a highly acclaimed English rock band formed in 1965 by Syd Barrett (January 6, 1946 - July 7, 2006), Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright (July 28, 1943 - September 15, 2008). Other early members included David Gilmour who joined in 1967, and there were a number of personnel changes over the years up to the band's final breakup in 2014. Barrett left Pink Floyd in 1968 and Waters took over as the primary lyricist, songwriter, conceptual leader, and co-lead vocalist, remaining with the band until 1985.
Pink Floyd had its first charting song in the U.S. in 1967 with "See Emily Play," which was a minor hit. This was followed by a succession of hits through 1994 that also included "Money" (1973), "Us And Them" (1974), and the chart-topping "Another Brick In The Wall Part II" (1980). The band's landmark 1973 album, "The Dark Side Of The Moon," which includes the hits, "Money" and "Us And Them," made Pink Floyd internationally famous. This masterpiece was followed by a series of other Waters-conceived concept albums, "Wish You Were Here" (1975), "Animals" (1977), "The Wall" (1979), and "The Final Cut" (1983). "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "The Wall" remain among the best-selling albums of all time.
Pink Floyd's many honors and accolades included being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
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- Money 1973
(This is a bluesy song in 7/4 time in which cash register noises can be heard in the background.)
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