Pink Floyd

Psychedelic rock may have been invented by hippies in San Francisco, but it was

transformed and perfected by the British band that took hallucinogenic multimedia

to a comprehensively different level. Founded by Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Rick Wright

and Nick Mason and named for bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, Pink Floyd

codified high-flying experimental rock in the Barrett era. Welcoming guitarist David Gilmour

in 1977, the Floyd changed rock’n’roll forever – again – with albums including Meddle, Animals

and Dark Side of the Moon, one of the biggest-selling classics of all time, a record that remained

on the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks. They would go on to conquer the world anew with

The Wall, and remain the greatest progressive rock band of all time.