Pink Floyd founder member Roger Waters shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.
Roger Waters shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.
Roger Waters is a singer, songwriter and composer, who was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most acclaimed and beloved British bands of all time. He helped lead the group in the creation of some of the best, biggest-selling and most ambitious albums in popular music history. He's also made his mark as a solo artist and currently holds the record for the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever.
Roger remembers a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences such as Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barrett, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of Dark Side of the Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and, more positively, his new material.