As we have all experienced, there are many occasions in which music is that unconditional friend that, no matter what happens in our day, is able to fix it and make us forget any worry, as well as bring a smile to our face when it seems impossible. This is exactly why he has a long list of followers around the world who consume his content very often. One of the best known voices in this regard is Roger Waters. Born in Great Bookham on September 6, 1943, he is a British musician and composer who owes much of his fame to being one of the co-founders of the popular band Pink Floyd.
It is precisely because of the relevance of his musical career that, over the years, we have been able to receive a lot of information about his professional life. On the contrary, what we know about more intimate aspects of his personal and love life is not so much. For this reason, from The Look we have prepared this article that will be of great help to you to discover what have been the reasons that have given rise to his fights with Pink Floyd.
This is Roger Waters
To be able to enter in more intimate aspects of his life and to speak about them, first it is important that we make a review of his first years. He was born George Roger Waters, but finally decided to shorten his stage name. He is the son of Mary Waters, a teacher, with whom he grew up during his childhood, and Eric Fletcher Waters, also a school teacher, who died after World War II.
Since he was very young, Roger and all those around him could tell that he had a great vocation and an incredible talent for music. For this reason, in 1965 he formed, together with Syd Barret, the band Pink Floyd, where he played as bassist until 1983. Syd was expelled of the group as consequence of his mental deterioration and, then, Waters happened to be the main composer and leader of the same one.
They began their career playing in dance halls. However, everything would change with the release of 'Dark Side of the Moon', which gave them the commercial success they had dreamed of. The following year their new album, 'Animals', was released. From this moment, they were adding followers to their list of followers until becoming one of the references of the international music industry.
Why did Roger Waters leave Pink Floyd?
As so often happens in life, not everything is what it seems. Things were not working as well between the members of the band as they wanted to make it seem. In fact, the creative and legal differences that Roger had with the other members of the group made him take the decision to leave the band in 1985.
After this, Waters began his solo career. His first work in this new professional stage was 'The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking'. The year 2005 left a very endearing scene for all the followers of his ex-band, all reunited for the benefit concert 'Live 8'. Over the years, Roger has continued his musical career and has become one of the most important icons.
The reason why Roger Waters has fallen out with members of Pink Floyd.
No matter how many years have passed since the breakup of Waters and Pink Floyd, current events continue to leave episodes that reveal continuing misunderstandings between the two parties. The last of them was just a few months ago. The beginning of all the controversy was provoked by Polly Samson, David Gilmour's wife and lyricist of the band.
Among the unpleasant words she dedicated to her husband's ex-partner, Samson said of Roger that he was a "liar, thief, anti-Semite and misogynist" and that, in addition, she assured that he uses playback in his concerts. David backed his wife's accusations and, for his part, Waters announced that he would consider legal action.
From what has been seen over time, it seems that we are witnessing an ongoing war that is unlikely to come to an end. It is not a good taste for anyone, especially for his fans. Therefore, we hope that these constant fights will be put in the past as soon as possible.