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Roger Waters

English musician, co-founder of Pink Floyd

Roger Waters

English musician, co-founder of Pink Floyd
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birthday
6th
September, 1943
Birth Place
Great Bookham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.
Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), and The Wall (1979). By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in popular music; by 2013, they had sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute over the use of the band’s name and material. They settled out of court in 1987.
Waters’ solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), Amused to Death (1992), and Is This the Life We Really Want (2017). In 2005, he released a Ira, an opera translated from tienne and Nadine Roda-Gils’ libretto about the French Revolution.
In 1990, Waters staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an attendance of 450,000. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Later that year, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour for the Live 8 global awareness event, the group’s first appearance with Waters since 1981. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999; he performed The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tour of 2006-2008, and the Wall Live tour of 2010-2013 was the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist at the time.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Pink Floyd The Bleeding Heart Band

Birth Name

George Roger Waters

Genres

Progressive rock psychedelic rock art rock blues rock

Labels

Capitol Columbia Sony Harvest

Occupations

Singer musician songwriter composer record producer

Years Active

1964 present

Name

Roger Waters

Nationality

England

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