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The best rock band in the World?

Pink Floyd are an English rock band who initially earned
recognition for their psychedelic and space rock music, and
later, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music.
Pink Floyd are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic
experimentation, innovative album cover art, and elaborate
live shows. One of rock music's most successful acts, the
group have sold over 210 million albums worldwide including
74.5 million albums in the United States.Pink Floyd
influenced progressive rock artists of the 1970s such as
Genesis and Yes,as well as contemporary artists such as Nine
Inch Nails,and Dream Theater.

Pink Floyd were formed in London in 1965 when Syd Barrett
moved down from Cambridge and joined The Tea Set, a group
consisting of Regent Street Polytechnic architecture
students Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Bob
Klose.The group had moderate mainstream success and were one
of the most popular bands in the London underground music
scene in the late 1960s as a psychedelic band led by Syd
Barrett. However, Barrett's erratic behaviour eventually led
his colleagues to replace him with guitarist and singer
David Gilmour. After Barrett's departure, singer and bass
player Roger Waters became a dominant force in the group, a
situation which developed through the late 1970s, and lasted
until his departure from the group in 1985. The band had
always been popular in England, though they did not achieve
worldwide critical and commercial success until the concept
albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here
(1975), and Animals (1977), and the rock opera The Wall
(1979).

In 1985, Waters declared Pink Floyd "a spent force", but the
remaining members, led by Gilmour, continued recording and
touring under the name Pink Floyd. Waters sued them for the
name and eventually they reached a settlement out of court,
under which Gilmour, Mason and Wright would continue as Pink
Floyd. They again enjoyed worldwide success with A Momentary
Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994). Waters
performed with the band for the first time in 24 years on 2
July 2005 at the London Live 8 concert.
Almost all the artwork for Pink Floyd was created by the
legendary design team Hipgnosis, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey
Powell.