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Roger Waters

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters

Full Name: George Roger Waters
Profession: Rock Bassist and Vocalist


Why Famous: The lead vocalist, songwriter and bassist for the British rock band Pink Floyd.

Born: September 6, 1943
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1993-07-28 Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips
  • 2012-01-14 Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning

Events in the Life of Roger Waters

  • 1967-03-11 Pink Floyd releases 1st single "Arnold Layne"
  • 1967-05-12 1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London
  • 1967-10-01 Pink Floyd arrive in New York for their first US tour
  • 1968-02-18 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
  • 1973-03-01 Pink Floyd release their album "Dark Side of the Moon", since sold over 45 million copies
  • 1975-07-05 At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage
  • 1975-09-25 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies
  • 1979-02-07 Pink Floyd premiere 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 album "The Wall" hits #1
  • 1980-05-02 Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
  • 1982-02-13 Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side of the Moon" marks 402 weeks in the album charts
  • 1990-07-21 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood

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