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Roger Waters was the main songwriter 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. Waters was the primary songwriter for most of Pink Floyd's classic albums, including "The Dark Side of the Moon", "Animals", and "The Wall". 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 essentialy a Roger Waters solo album "performed by Pink Floyd". 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 albums without him. Waters has released several solo albums:
"Music From The Body" soundtrack (1970), "The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking" (1984), "When The Wind Blows" soundtrack (1986), "Radio K.A.O.S." (1987), "The Wall Live In Berlin" (1990), "Amused To Death" (1992), "In The Flesh" live (2000), "Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Vol. 1" (2003), "Ça Ira" (2005).
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