Pink Floyd in History

Events in Music

  • 1967-03-11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
  • 1967-10-01 Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)
  • 1968-02-18 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
  • 1977-05-12 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
  • 1979-02-07 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
  • 1979-11-23 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
  • 1980-01-18 Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
  • 1980-05-02 Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
  • 1990-07-21 Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood

Birthdays in Music

  • 1942-12-22 Dick Parry, Kentford, Suff., saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money')
  • 1943-07-28 Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)

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1943-09-06 George Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters
  • 1944-01-27 Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)

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1946-01-06 Syd Barrett, musician (early Pink Floyd band member), born in Cambridge, England

Rocker Syd Barrett
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Syd Barrett
  • 1946-03-06 David Jon Gilmour, Grantchester Cambridgeshire, English rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 1964-10-21 Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1993-07-28 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters

Deaths in Music


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2006-07-07 Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)

Rocker Syd Barrett
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Syd Barrett
  • 2008-09-15 Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65