History Of Pink Floyd’s Lineup Changes

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Through The Years

Lineup changes are often inevitable whether a band is just starting out or if they’ve already achieved massive popularity. The same thing happened to Pink Floyd. Since their formation in 1965 (although their roots can be traced when Roger Waters and Nick Mason met at the London Polytechnic), there have been members who were unanimously booted out and there were also those who voluntarily left because of creative differences.

Bob Klose quit the band in 1965 following the advice of his parents and college tutors. Syd Barrett then took over guitar duties. In 1968, they were forced to let go of Barrett after he became increasingly unpredictable and unreliable on stage. Richard Wright was fired during the production of The Wall. Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and sued them for continuing to use the Pink Floyd name.

Waters, Wright, Mason, and Gilmour reunited 24 years later at the Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005.

Here we will look at the history of Pink Floyd’s lineup changes over the years.

1964 – 1965

Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
Bob Klose – guitar
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards

1965 – 1967

Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards

1967 – 1968

Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar

1968 – 1978

Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar

1979 – 1985

Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar

1987 – 1990

Nick Mason – drums
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar

1990 – 1995

Nick Mason – drums
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards

2005

Roger Waters – vocals, bass
Nick Mason – drums
Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards
David Gilmour – vocals, guitar

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