Born to the pulse of the ‘swinging’ Sixties, Pink Floyd were Cambridge lads whose Syd Barrett led debut—The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn—became an icon of psychedelia. But after Syd got lost, the band morphed into something quite different… a world-conquering behemoth of progressive rock whose creative use of the studio and lyrical themes of loneliness and despair still resonate as powerfully today as when their key album, Dark Side Of The Moon, throbbed out of speakers in the mid-70s. The follow up album, Wish You Were Here, is equally iconic, having both romantic melody and personal yearning.
Roger Waters and David Gilmour have both had highly successful solo careers, with the former continuing to tour The Wall.
Our Recommendations: Dark Side Of The Moon, Meddle, Wish You Were Here