Showing posts with label pink floyd. Show all posts
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July 12, 2012

Roger Waters On Rock-Opera Tour

Rogers Waters brings his new production of the "The Wall" which he recently performed at Yankee Stadium. The tour runs through July 21. At 68 years old, Mr. Waters uses updated themes from the 1979 Pink Floyd album with current events in this musical production.

About Roger Waters:
Bass guitarist and vocalist George Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943, in Great Bookham, England. He was the youngest of two sons born to Eric Fletcher Waters and his wife, Mary Waters. Eric Fletcher Waters was a member of the British air force fighting in World War II. Just a few months after Roger was born, his father was killed in action in the battle of Anzio, Italy. Mary Waters was a piano teacher. One of her students was Syd Barrett, who became friends with Roger.

Roger reportedly had unhappy experiences at school. He would later call on those experiences to write the lyrics for what would become some of the most memorable Pink Floyd songs. As a teenager, Roger took an interest in music. Yet after graduation from Cambridge High School for Boys, he enrolled at Regent Street Polytechnic School in London in 1962 to study architecture. Waters rented a house from an architecture professor. Barrett, his childhood buddy, was in London studying art. They become roommates for a while. Waters soon grew more interested in music than in architecture, and he often jammed with Barrett and other friends. Waters taught himself bass guitar since Barrett was a better guitarist.

After Barret left Pink Floyd, Waters became the band's main lyricist. His sources of inspiration included the friend he lost to drugs and mental illness, and the heroic father he never knew.

For more about Rogers Waters and the band, Pink Floyd, check our book Pink Floyd: The Rock Band, an unauthorized biography from our Rebels of Rock series. 
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July 28, 2010

Today would have been the birthday of Pink Floyd's Rick Wright

Rick Wright was an English pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. He sang background and occasionally lead vocals, as well as wrote significant parts of music for some of Pink Floyd's albums.

March 24, 2010

On this day in 1973

Pink Floyd released their album "Dark Side of the Moon."

June 19, 2009

Pink Floyd, an unauthorized rockography

Follow author Laura S. Jeffrey as she delves into the lives of the talented musicians who formed Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and David Gilmour. Together they formed one of the greatest bands in rock history, selling millions of albums and influencing rock music forever.

PINK FLOYD: The Rock Band is an unauthorized rockography written for young adults, ages 12 & up. The book is 112 pages in length with color photographs. Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3030-5, Paperback Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3622-2. For more information on this book, please visit Enslow Publishers at:

June 05, 2009

Pink Floyd: The Rock Band

English rockers, Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and David Gilmour: Some of the greatest influencers of ROCK! Author Laura S. Jeffrey takes us back to the 60's and explores the bands past and influence on today's music in Pink Floyd: The Rock Band.

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Part of Enslow Publishers' Rebels of Rock series, this book is illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs . ISBN: 978-0-7660-3030-5, 112 pages, grades 5 and up