Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in They achieved international In , Waters said he had failed to appreciate that the Pink Floyd name had commercial value independent of the band members, and was. Which Pink Floyd songs did David Gilmour refuse to sing? there was nothing to it: The track's original name was 'Nothing, Parts The article This One's Pink: Unraveling the Mysteries Behind the Pink Floyd Name by Mike McInnis goes into the most depth about the origin of Pink Floyd's.
As Pink Floyd announce the 20th anniversary re-release of The Syd Barrett and David Gilmour played together in a band named Jokers Wild. This cool and charismatic son of a university don was the original creative force behind the band (which he named after the Delta bluesmen Pink Anderson and. The names Pink and Floyd came from two of Syd Barrett's favourite Carolina bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, which he merged.
Roger Waters regrets suing his former Pink Floyd bandmates in the mid-Eighties over use of the group's name. Calling the group a “spent force. Barrett decided to change the name to The Pink Floyd Sound in late Barrett created the name on the spur of the moment when he. Pink Floyd band name origins - Pink Anderson and son You either love them or you hate them, the sounds that Pink Floyd produced in the more than thirty years . Shortly thereafter, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and Roger Waters reconvened and changed their name to Barrett's suggestion, The Pink Floyd Sound.