Roger Waters

Roger Waters

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George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, UK) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Roger Waters was the main lyricist 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. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Amused To Death
    Amused To Death
  • In The Flesh - Live
    In The Flesh - Live
  • Radio K.A.O.S.
    Radio K.A.O.S.
  • The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking
    The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking
  • In the Flesh
    In the Flesh
  • The Wall: Live In Berlin
    The Wall: Live In Berlin
  • Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1
    Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1
  • In the Flesh (disc 1)
    In the Flesh (disc 1)
  • The Wall Live
    The Wall Live
  • When the Wind Blows
    When the Wind Blows
  • Radio Kaos
    Radio Kaos
  • In the Flesh (disc 2)
    In the Flesh (disc 2)
  • Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Volume I
    Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Volume I
  • Music From The Body
    Music From The Body
  • In the Flesh Live
    In the Flesh Live
  • Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Vol. 1
    Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Vol. 1
  • To Kill The Child / Leaving Beirut
    To Kill The Child / Leaving Beirut
  • Goodbye Mr. Pink Floyd! (live at Quebec '87)
    Goodbye Mr. Pink Floyd! (live at Quebec '87)
  • Project K.A.O.S.
    Project K.A.O.S.
  • The Wall: Live in Berlin (disc 1)
    The Wall: Live in Berlin (disc 1)
  • In The Flesh Live (W1 Prev U
    In The Flesh Live (W1 Prev U
  • The Wall: Live in Berlin (disc 2)
    The Wall: Live in Berlin (disc 2)
  • Ça Ira (disc 1)
    Ça Ira (disc 1)
  • The Wall: Live in Berlin, 1990
    The Wall: Live in Berlin, 1990
  • Ça Ira (disc 2)
    Ça Ira (disc 2)
  • Thanks for the Ride (disc 2)
    Thanks for the Ride (disc 2)
  • Welcome to the Machine (live in Quebec Canada)
    Welcome to the Machine (live in Quebec Canada)
  • Radio Waves
    Radio Waves
  • Swedish Neurotica (disc 1)
    Swedish Neurotica (disc 1)
  • 1999: Milwaukie, WI, USA
    1999: Milwaukie, WI, USA
  • Let's Open the Doors of Perception
    Let's Open the Doors of Perception
  • The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    The Bravery of Being Out of Range
  • Thanks for the Ride (disc 1)
    Thanks for the Ride (disc 1)
  • Swedish Neurotica (disc 2)
    Swedish Neurotica (disc 2)
  • The Mind Thing
    The Mind Thing
  • David Gilmour Is Wanker!!!
    David Gilmour Is Wanker!!!
  • Roger Waters Anthology (disc 2)
    Roger Waters Anthology (disc 2)

Roger Waters. Artist Bio

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, UK) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer.

Roger Waters was the main lyricist 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. He and Gilmour were the main creative forces behind the albums "Meddle," "Dark Side of the Moon," and "Wish You Were Here"; Waters eventually became the primary songwriter, being the driving force behind "Animals", and "The Wall" as well as the sole songwriter of "The Final Cut". 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 essentially a Roger Waters solo album "performed by Pink Floyd" as the credits stated. 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 studio albums (each followed by a double live album) without him.

The feud between David Gilmour and Roger Waters lasted for decades, and it wasn't until Live 8 in 2005 that they finally decided to set their differences aside and perform a brief set for the charity gig. This would be the last time that Pink Floyd would ever perform together in their "classic" lineup. Shortly after the show, there was much speculation that Pink Floyd would get back together for a full reunion tour, but Gilmour ultimately nixed the idea, stating that although the Live 8 gig was fun, the rehearsals were not.

Much to everyones surprise, Gilmour and Waters reunited once again on July 11, 2010 for a charity performance for “The Hoping Foundation,” an organization that supports Palestinian refugee kids. At Ronnie Scott’s club in London, the duo performed four songs together: “To Know Him is to Love Him” (a cover of the old Teddy Bear’s song), “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” and finally (after a special request) “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.” Once again, just like after the Live 8 Reunion, speculation began regarding future reunions. No official Pink Floyd reunion has yet been set, but Gilmour did promise that he would join Roger Waters for one show on his 2010-11 “The Wall” tour, performing “Comfortably Numb.” The show that Gilmour is set to play is being kept a secret to surprise fans and (most likely) to prevent scalpers from selling tickets at outrageous prices.

The door now seems slightly ajar that David Gilmour and Roger Waters may possibly work with each other again, either as a duo, or as Pink Floyd once again. On Roger Waters facebook page, he wrote: “We (played together), and it was fucking great! End of story. Or possibly beginning.”

Waters has so far released the following solo albums:
* "Music From The Body" soundtrack with Ron Geesin(1970)
* "The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking" (1984)
* "When the Wind Blows" soundtrack with contributions from other artists as well (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" (opera) (2005).

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