George Roger Waters is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely as the bassist, but following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Pink Floyd achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in popular music; by 2013, they had sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute over the use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987. Waters' solo work includes the studio albums The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., Amused to Death, and Is This the Life We Really Want?.
|Birth name:||George Roger Waters|
|Born:||September 6, 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England|
|Genres:||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, blues rock|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, bassist|
|Instruments:||Vocals, bass guitar|
|Labels:||Capitol, Columbia, Sony, Harvest|
|Associated acts:||Pink Floyd, the Bleeding Heart Band|
|Website:||Roger Waters's Official site|
|Twitter:||Roger Waters's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Roger Waters's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Roger Waters's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Roger Waters's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Roger Waters's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Roger Waters's iTunes|
About Roger Waters
Bass player, composer, vocalist, and frontman of the English rock band Pink Floyd, the group known for songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."
He was the chairman of the Cambridge Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament at age fifteen.
He helped compose the soundtrack to the 1970 documentary The Body.
He married Judy Trim in 1969, Carolyn Christie in 1976, Priscilla Phillips in 1993, and Laurie Durning in 2012. He and Durning divorced in 2015. He had three children.
He was in Pink Floyd with Nick Mason.
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