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Great Bookham, Surrey, United Kingdom (1965 – present)

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, United Kingdom) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer.

Roger Waters was the main lyricist for the classic British rock band Pink Floyd. He, along with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright, formed the band in 1965 and released their first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” in 1967. In 1968, Syd Barrett was replaced by guitarist/singer David Gilmour. He and Gilmour were the main creative forces behind the albums “Meddle,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Wish You Were Here”; Waters eventually became the primary songwriter, being the driving force behind “Animals”, and “The Wall” as well as the sole songwriter of “The Final Cut”. Waters became well-known for being an intense perfectionist and his controlling nature alienated the rest of the band. “The Final Cut”, released in 1983, was essentially a Roger Waters solo album “performed by Pink Floyd” as the credits stated. This would be the group’s last album together. David Gilmour decided to carry on with Pink Floyd, without Waters. Waters, believing that Pink Floyd was a “non-entity” without him, sued the rest of the band to retire the Pink Floyd name. His lawsuit ultimately failed, and Pink Floyd released two more studio albums (each followed by a double live album) without him. In 2014 Pink Floyd released another studio album - The Endless River - based on the recordings of the album The Division Bell.

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  • Skitch107

    One of the most amazing concerts I ever saw was his THE WALL tour a few years back. I'd see it again if it was possible!

    16 Jul 2:32am Reply
  • hessel-z

    he Is a talented guy... haters gonna hate. [3]

    13 Jul 2:36pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    http://www.last.fm/music/Roger+Waters/Amused+to+Death/+images/104345199 Please vote this up

    16 Apr 1:55am Reply
  • SSBN623

    roger rabbit, jim simon here . . . at 60 i have spent sometime reviewing my life as we have all done . . . you were the closest that i was able to get to floyd. i helped you i . . . got repaid with scorn

    2 Apr 12:08am Reply
  • Antorip

    it's so ironic to see David Gilmour in the 'similar' section.. it would be so much great if they reunite again some day.. well, we can just hope!!..

    18 Mar 5:35am Reply
  • Radioakhar

    Roger Waters – Each Small Candle

    9 Mar 11:17am Reply
  • scorps1234

    Сonceptual man

    2 Feb 8:23pm Reply
  • Miltoasts

    adoro esti homi

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Thanks for all the early Floyd music, though. That was amazing.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    He is a talented egoist who hasn't made anything worth hearing since Animals.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • meninoestranho

    he Is a talented guy... haters gonna hate. [2]

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • FunDrunk

    he Is a talented guy... haters gonna hate.

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Andreydelorenzo

    Happy Birthday conceptual God!

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • luizamedeirosx

    Happy Birthday Genius! Long Live! ♥

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • josemarioseabra

    Yes , See the what the people post about , Roger or David or the Pink Floyd Itselfs , Their lifes belong to themselfs and any artist can and have the absolutely right to do whatever they want with their ART (Soul-Angels-or Demons) .Just enjoy Or about U jealousy Bastrds ,TRY TO MAKE BETTER. THEY are ABSOLUTELY BEST. I even do not dare to compare GODS of music ,(LOVE OR LEAVE IT) LOVE PINK-LOVE LED-LOVE STONES_DOORS_JIMMY -BOBS etc

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Agallochy

    I really hope the new album is coming out 2014...

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • deeandy77

    No waters on new Floyd album : ( But there again new album from the man himself cant wait rock on ROGER. The man is a god

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • lean99zz

    Is Waters involved in the new Pink Floyd album as well?

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    Sure David Gilmour was the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd,and Roger was the bass and voice .

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • rorberyllium

    The Voice And Guitar Of Pink Floyd

    28 May 2014 Reply
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