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‘The Happiest Days of our Lives’ – Roger Waters

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Roger Waters : The Greatest Musician of our time

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At the age of 22, Roger Waters formed a band that would one day become one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all time. 48 years later, Pink Floyd are cemented into the memory of millions of people across the world. tweet

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Digital Art by Gunjan Ashtaputre

Roger Waters came up with the concept for The Wall album in a moment of disgust when, on tour in Canada, a fan made his way onto the stage and spat on him. Roughly one in every 12 people in the world are estimated to have a copy of Pink Floyd’s top selling album Dark Side Of The Moon. tweet

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Digital Art by Vysakh Sidharth

Though the journey of Pink Floyd is far from smooth, the end result was a series of highly critically acclaimed albums, formed on the strong backbone that was Roger Waters. Separate from Pink Floyd he recorded a number of successful solo albums, bringing his unique writing style and progressive sounds to an even wider audience. tweet

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Sketch by Vikas Sahoo

Although Pink Floyd has ‘dissolved’, the band regrouped for a special live 8 global awareness gig in 2005, this sparked rumours of a reunion, an idea that was unfortunately cut short following the death of Barrett and Wright in 2006 and 2008 respectively. tweet

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Sketch by Frank Savage

In recent years Waters has continued to be active, performing a tour in 2011 during which Gilmore and Mason appeared at the headline London O2 show. As of 2013, this was the highest grossing tour by a solo artist of all time. tweet

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Sketch by Shreeti Prajapati

Waters turns 71 today (the 6th of September), and millions of fans across the globe will continue to hope that the fabled ‘The Endless River’ album will be the swan song of what was one of the greatest musical acts of the 20th century. tweet

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Painting by Lucy Heartfilia

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