Pink Floyd

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One of the most predominant and celebrated rock bands of all time, the origins of Pink Floyd can be traced to Cambridge High School in England. Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett, 6 January 1946, Cambridge, England, d. 7 July 2006, Cambridge, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Waters (b. George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and David Gilmour (b. 6 March 1946, Cambridge, England; guitar/vocals) were pupils and friends there. Mutually drawn to music, Barrett and Gilmour undertook a busking tour of Europe prior to the former’s enrolment at the Camberwell School Of Art in London. Waters was meanwhile studying architecture at the city’s Regent Street Polytechnic. He formed an R&B-based band, Sigma 6, with fellow students Nick Mason (b. Nicholas Berkeley Mason, 27 January 1944, Downshire Hill, Birmingham, England; drums) and Rick Wright (b. Richard William Wright, 28 July 1945, London, England; keyboards). The early...

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