250 million album sales worldwide!
Pink Floyd is an English rock band that has sold an estimated seventy-five million albums in the United States alone and 250 million worldwide.
With their laid-back blues-influenced psychedelic rock, they have had hits with tunes like Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, and Wish You Were Here.
Having gone through several member changes, Pink Floyd has always remained characteristically epic-sounding.
If there was ever a band that was all about the full album experience, these guys are clearly the ones. Checking out ’70s classics Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall is a must for any serious guitarist, and don’t forget the ’90s release The Division Bell as well.
Dark Side Of The Moon deserves a special mention here among all these great albums as it holds the record for the longest-charting album. It spent fourteen years on the U.S. charts!
The reason not much happened between the late ’70s and early ’90s was that the band was too busy arguing and releasing solo albums, culminating with Roger Waters (bass, vocals, and main songwriter) leaving the band.
Something he is clearly still bitter about several decades later, many times stating that when he left, the band should have been over.
This feud has not actually stopped since. In 2023, Roger announced that he was re-releasing a new version of Dark Side Of The Moon, it’s absolutely awful.
Roger Waters seems to believe that Pink Floyd is nothing without him but by rerecording one of the best albums ever made, he’s proved it’s nothing without the other guys in the band, what a donut!
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Wish You Were Here
You can learn how to play Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
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