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    Pink Floyd was a British rock band formed in London in 1965. The band's original line-up consisted of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and later David Gilmour. They gained prominence for their psychedelic rock sound in the late 1960s, particularly with albums like "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (1967), which showcased Barrett's creative influence.

    However, after Barrett's departure in 1968 due to mental health issues, Roger Waters took over as the band's primary lyricist and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd's music evolved towards a more progressive and experimental style, marked by concept albums exploring themes of alienation, existentialism, and the human condition.

    Their seminal album, "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), achieved widespread critical acclaim and commercial success, remaining on the Billboard charts for over 900 weeks. It showcased their innovative use of studio techniques, complex arrangements, and philosophical lyrics. The follow-up albums, "Wish You Were Here" (1975), "Animals" (1977), and "The Wall" (1979), further solidified their status as one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time.

    "The Wall" was particularly notable for its ambitious concept, exploring themes of isolation and the psychological barriers that individuals construct around themselves. It was adapted into a highly successful film and stage production.

    Pink Floyd's career was marked by internal conflicts, particularly between Roger Waters and the rest of the band, leading to Waters' departure in the early 1980s. Despite this, the remaining members continued to release albums, with David Gilmour taking on a more prominent role.

    Their legacy extends beyond their music, with their album artwork, stage performances, and cultural impact leaving a lasting impression on popular culture. Pink Floyd's music continues to be celebrated and influential, maintaining a dedicated fan base worldwide even after their disbandment in 1995.

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