Where Does The Name Pink Floyd Come From?


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The name Pink Floyd was thought of by Syd Barrett and is coined from the names of two blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Pink Floyd is the name of a British rock band. They became famous for their psychedelic rock sound, unique cover art and fancy live concerts. This group reputedly sold around two hundred millions albums internationally and approximately seventy three million albums in the USA.

Initially the band was led by Syd Barrett who was the lead singer. Later due to his eccentric behaviour he was replaced by David Gilmour. Roger Waters the bass player took over as lead singer. He also eventually became the band's chief song writer.

Some of the band's popular albums include The Dark Side of the moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979). The band performed at the Live 8 concert in London in 2005.

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