Pink Floyd has a successful career spanning over five decades. The band is known for their experimental and progressive sound, their concept albums and live shows, and their social and political commentary. We will explore some of the best moments of Pink Floyd’s career, from their early days to their final farewell.
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The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
This is arguably the band’s masterpiece, a concept album that explores the themes of life, death, madness, and society. The album features some of the band’s most iconic songs, such as “Money”, “Time“, “Us and Them”, and “Brain Damage/Eclipse”. The album was a huge commercial and critical success, staying on the Billboard charts for 741 weeks and becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The Wall (1979)
Another concept album, this one tells the story of a rock star named Pink who isolates himself from the world behind a metaphorical wall. The album is a personal and emotional reflection of the band’s leader Roger Waters, who was dealing with depression, alienation, and fame. The album features some of the band’s most popular songs, such as “Another Brick in the Wall”, “Comfortably Numb“, “Hey You”, and “Run Like Hell”. The album was also adapted into a film and a stage show, both directed by Waters.
This was the band’s last performance together, and one of the most memorable moments in music history. The band reunited for the first time in 24 years to play at the Live 8 concert in London, a global event to raise awareness and funds for poverty in Africa. The band played four songs: “Breathe”, “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, and “Comfortably Numb”. The performance was watched by millions of people around the world, and was praised by critics and fans alike. It was also a sign of reconciliation between Waters and the rest of the band, who had been estranged for years.