FANPAC offer some of the finest music iphone covers around, especially of musicians who either reinvented a genre or were extremely influential and moulded artists as we now know them today. Pink Floyd were one of the most experimental groups of their time, and they influenced many great artists recording today.
In 1965, after playing in previous cover bands performing at private functions, University friends Rodger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett, eventually founded Pink Floyd. After deemed too radical for their time and turned down to appear on TV show Read Steady Go! – “The definitive music show of the day”, they continued with their rhythm and blues set, eventually receiving paid bookings and appearing at London’s premier gig venue The Marquee Club. It was at this gig their sounds were noticed by producer/manager, Peter Jenner who was impressed with the “sonic” effects of singer and guitarist, Syd Barrett.
1966 saw Pink Floyd gaining popularity gigging with London’s underground scene in clubs such as The Roundhouse and The Marquee. It was at The Roundhouse, performing in front of 2000 people to celebrate London Free School’s magazine International Times that Sir Paul McCartney witnessed Pink Floyd’s psychedelic rock and lavish light show – the impressive visuals became their trademark when playing live, and throughout their career, these elaborate and stunning stage lighting effects became a show in themselves.
In 1967, Nick Mason approached David Gilmour in the hope he’d join the band – he did, making them a five piece until Syd Barrett’s behaviour became erratic due to his use of LSD. In 1968, David Gilmour became their permanent lead guitarist and singer after the band chose not to pick up Barrett for a gig.
Out of their 14 studio albums, their most influential were Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979). These albums and their live acts influences many artists such as U2’s The Edge, who said he bought his first delay guitar pedal after hearing the guitar chords from “Dogs” (Animals). David Bowie, another inspirational artist in his own right, called Syd Barrett a major inspiration and influence to his music. Other bands influenced by Pink Floyd were Queen, Tool, Kraftwerk, Queensryche, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and The Orb.
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