The Pink Floyd Trajectory

Events

The begin of the begin

1963

Waters and Mason join 'The Tea Set' band of Klose, Wright & Dennis

The real begin

1965

Klose and Dennis leave, and Barret joins the band.
The band name is changed to 'The Pink Floyd Sound', but the word 'sound' is dropped very quickly.
Barret leads

The Firts Album

1967

'The Piper of the Gates od Dawn', studio album prime example of British psychedelic music

Saucerful of Secrets

Approx. 1968

'Saucerful of Secrets', studio album experimental and consisting noises.
Gilmour joins the band to carry Barrett's playing and singing duties.
Barrett leaves.

More

1969

'Soundtrack of the film More', studio album a lot of acoustic folk songs.
'Ummagumma', live album.

Atom Hearth Mother

1970

'Atom Hearth Mother', studio album with orchestra. An masterpiece of music.

Meddle

1971

'Meddle', studio album 'first real Pink Floyd album', as Mason says.

Obscured by Clouds

1972

'Obscured by Clouds', studio album soundtrack to the film "La Valle"

Pink Floyd shows to the world why came

1973

'The Dark Side of The Moon', the most famous and the best studio album of Floyd, with jazz influences, female backing vocal and saxophone is born.

The wind of change

1974

Waters influece starts to domine musically and lyrically the band

Wish You Were Here

1975

'Wish You Were Here' , studio album a paean to Barrett combining atmospheric keyboards, blues guitar pieces, extended saxophone solos (by Dick Parryl, jazz-fusion worouts and agressive slide guitar

The Beginning of the Waters Empire

1977

'Animals' studio album more guitar-driven that previous.
No writing credits to Wright is given.

Waters Fortress is standing

1979

'The Wall' studio album with full orchestra
Wright id fired, trough Gilmour and Mason objct

The Wall begins to fall in

1983

'The Final Cut' studio album with full orchestra.
Wright works for the band on fixed salary (not as a member or partner).

TURN DOWN THE WALL!

1985

Waters departs the band, trying to terminate the Pink Floyd, but Gilmour and Mason win the lawsuit and continue to work under this name.
Gilmour leads.

The restart

1987

'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' studio album is released.

The Division Bell

1994

'Division Bell', studio album critised as 'tired' and 'formulaic'.
Wright is reinstated as a full band member .

The Giant never falls

1995

'Pulse' live album, and Gilmour realize the best solo of his carreer

Rebuild the wall

2000

'Is There Anybody Out There (The Wall Live)' live album

The Titan reappears, more wiser and more older

2014

'The Endless River', studio album.
The return of the band.