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George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England. Waters career as co-founder of Pink Floyd enabled him to be part of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. His astonishing peaks during a career of 17 years were Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979). Waters lyrics have attempted to exorcise the personal anguish caused by the death of his father during World War II (a topic covered in first-person detail on the track When The Tigers Broke Free), while also addressing the pressures of rock stardom and the resulting alienation of the artist from his audience. The introspective nature of these lyrics often led to accusations of indulgence, which in part led to the break-up of the Pink Floyd in 1983.
Waters first official solo album (he had previously recorded a soundtrack album in 1970 with avant garde composer Ron Geesin) was the crudely packaged The Pros & Cons Of Hitch...