Pink Floyd Special Edition Author:Newsweek WELCOME TO THE MACHINE: — Gathering together as college students in the swinging London of the mid-'60s, Pink Floyd started out writing whimsical songs about children playing, bicycles and scarecrows. By the '70s they had moved on to capture the loneliness, alienation and looming madness that pervaded the post-Vietnam world. Pink Floyd wrote ab... more »out the lonely, unlit places of the mind.
By the mid-80s, the band was on life support, fractured almost irreparably by internal tensions. But they carried on, becoming even more successful and drawing in new generations of fans.
The title of their final album, "The Endless River", is apt, as its evocative cover art. A man in a boat gently punting along an ocean of clouds toward a brilliant sunset. The message is clear: 50 years after playing their first show as Pink Floyd, the band may be gone, but their music will shine on forever.
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