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Pink floyd orignally David gilmour Sid barret Nick mason Roger waters and Rick wright

Pink Floyd were an English rock band critically acclaimed for their use of progressive and psychedelic music. They are distinguished by their philosophical lyrics, musical experimentation, and elaborate live shows. They are one of the most commercially sucessfull and musically influential groups in the history of popular music. The band started in 1965, originally starting out with Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. David Gilmour later joined the band as a fifth member in December 1967. Syd left the band in April 1968, due to deteriorating mental health.


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Recognition and Influence[]

In 2004, Pink Floyd were ranked number 7 on MSNBC's list of "The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever", and number 51 on Rolling Stonemagazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time", with David Gilmour ranking 14th in the greatest guitarists list, and were named by Q magazine as the biggest band of all time. The band were ranked number 18 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time",and number 15 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". Largely due to the success of their albums the band was ranked number 3 in Colin Larkin’s the 'Top 50 Artists Of All Time', a ranking based on the cumulative votes for each artist’s albums that appear in the All Time Top 1000 Albums. The Sunday Times Rich List Music Millionaires 2012 ranked Waters at No.22 with an estimated wealth of £120m, Gilmour at No.32 with £85m and Mason at No.46 with £50m.