Pink Floyd – British rock group
Pink Floyd was created in 1965 by the students from London Polytechnic, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and Nick Mason. In 1968, they were joined by David Gilmour, who replaced Syd Barrett. Initially, the group’s name was The Pink Floyd Sound in honor of two American blues artists, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. However, later it was shortened to Pink Floyd.
In March 1967, the band released the first two singles, recorded at the EMI studio. The songs “Arnold Layne/Candy and a Currant Bun” reached the 20th spot on the charts. Strangleу enough, the songs didn’t get good reviews from the critics. This was probably due to the unusual lyrics, which described the story of transvestite, who was stealing women’s clothes during the night, as well as contained a few marijuana-smoking hints.
In August 1967, Pink Floyd released its debut LP, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It can be called the best example of British psychedelic music. The album was very successful and reached the 6th spot on the UK Singles Chart. Eventually, the LP was certified gold in the UK.