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Roger Waters's Biography

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He was a founder member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, serving as bassist and co-lead vocalist. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, Waters became the band's lyricist, principal songwriter and conceptual leader. The band subsequently achieved worldwide success in the 1970s with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Although Waters' primary instrument in Pink Floyd was the bass guitar, he also experimented with synthesisers and tape loops and played rhythm guitar in recordings and in concerts. Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and began a legal battle with the remaining members over their future use of the group's name and material. The dispute was settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with Pink Floyd again. It is estimated that as of 2010, the group have sold over 250 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States.

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Musician Roger Waters arrives for the premiere of the movie "The Monuments Men" in New York
Musician Roger Waters arrives for the premiere of the movie "The Monuments Men" in New York
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Roger Waters News Stories

  • Katie Couric Played Some Cruel April Fool's Day Pranks Yesterday

      News Source: Vanity Fair | 17 days ago
    You never know when Katie Couric is going sneak some cayenne pepper onto your breakfast. Nobody pulled any pranks, as far as we could tell, at the April Fool's day party the New York Observer t hrew to celebrate its new look (farewell, salmon-hued
  • Shows that shook Wrigley all night long

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | 18 days ago
    The shows proved to be a financial windfall for all involved: 78,000 tickets sold in advance at $90 and $130 a pop, which brought in $8 million in revenue that was divided among Buffett, promoter Elevated Concerts and the Cubs. Buffett contributed $
  • Tea with Greta- My Private Meeting with Co-Founder of the Free Gaza ...

      News Source: Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles | 1 month ago
    Now why would a Zionist supporter of Israel, and the former Director of Media at the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles meet with someone who supports the destruction of the State of Israel, as we know it? Good question!  As a strong supporter of

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