Pink Floyd

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1996

Inducted by: Billy Corgan

Nominated in: 1994   1996

First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Rick Wright

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1993 (ranked #11) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Meddle (1971)
Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Wish You Were Here (1975)
Animals (1977)
The Wall (1979)
The Division Bell (1994)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
See Emily Play (1967)
Echoes (1971)
Us And Them (1973)
Money (1973)
Brain Damage (1973)
Time (1973)
Wish You Were Here (1975)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1975)
Welcome To The Machine (1975)
Have A Cigar (1975)
Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 (1979)
Hey You (1979)
Run Like Hell (1979)
Comfortably Numb (1979)
Learning To Fly (1987)

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60 comments so far (post your own)

this kind of just proves the stupidity of the Hall voters...Floyd didnt get in on their first ballot!!! LOL!! I would love to hear the moron who argued that they didnt belong on that first nomination...

Posted by proof on Saturday, 01.6.07 @ 03:19am

The fact that Floyd got in at all is remarkable seeing how Wenner, Hilburn and the rest hate Prog. Consider the fact that The Moody Blues, ELP, YES, Tull, King Crimson and RUSH have never even been nominated much less inducted.

Posted by mycroft on Saturday, 01.6.07 @ 07:37am

If you have made some off history's best selling albums (Dark Side Off The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall etc.) it's very strange that someone might argue against Pink Floyd being inducted into Rock Hall of Fame. Now just hope that SRV gets inducted.

Posted by Man on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 06:31am

That is the type of idiots that run the hof. SRV has been nominated in the past I believe and should get in a some point. But until the prog and metal acts like Deep Purple and Judas Priest get in along with the other 7 acts I listed, the hof will remain a joke.

Posted by mycroft on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 08:09am

SRV has not been nominated. He is not even eligble yet. Everyone's got their own sob story.

Posted by Kit on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 11:57am

Hell...with these twits selecting we can forget any interesting actual Rock groups. Rush? Hello? Why are they not in..KISS? They only made the Rock and Roll Anthem. Moody Blues? How about Alan Parsons Project?

Posted by Nevermore on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 04:45am

KISS WASNT A GOOD BAND FFS! THEY WERE JUST IMAGE! And they had one goddamn song that was good, other than that nothing was remarkable. The same would apply to Nirvana if they (Along with a few other bands) hadn't completely started the grunge movement.

Posted by Trey on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 16:17pm

"The same would apply to Nirvana if they (Along with a few other bands) hadn't completely started the grunge movement."-Trey

Didn't happen. They were second-wave.

Posted by William on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 19:31pm

Pink Floyd were first eligible for 1991 (to go in in 1992) because they debuted in 1967 with "Arnold Layne" and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Were passed over in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and didn't go in until 1995. Jann Wenner hated PF yet thankfully David Fricke and Anthony DeCurtis sang PF's praises. Many RS reviewers panned PF's albums (WYWH, Animals, AMLoR, DSoThunder, TDB, PULSE and the live recording of The Wall). Floyd thnakfully were let in becaude of their album sales, groundbreaking albums, concert spectaculars and their immense charity work.
PF remains the LONE PROG band in the RNRHOF. Why Rush, Genesis, ELP, Supertramp, Yes and Jethro Tull aren't in is sacrilege.

Posted by Terrence Reardon on Sunday, 10.7.07 @ 22:04pm

Richard Wright, R.I.P.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 14:23pm

Wish you were here, Richard Wright.

Posted by Brian on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 15:28pm

Enjoy your Great Gig in the Sky.

Posted by Ernest on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 16:16pm

Richard Wright..RIP

The 70s wouldn't have been the same without Pink Floyd! Who could forget field parties, Penguin feather and the greatest decade of the Rock. While we were too young for Woodstock, we are so lucky to have spent our high school and college years going to see Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The WHO and Pink Floyd in their prime.

Posted by Jill on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 17:52pm

R.I.P. Rick Wright

Posted by Keebord on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 18:18pm

"I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains"

Nobody Home from "The Wall"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 09.15.08 @ 18:26pm

Top 5 Songs:

1. Comfortably Numb
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Another Brick In the Wall
4. Time
5. Money

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 10:54am

There are three parts of Another Brick in the Wall so which one. Part 2 is the best.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 13:47pm

pink floyd is the most creative and actually not afraid of exploring darker topics.any retard who says they suck, should see this list of classic pf albums;1.the wall 2.wish you were here 3.dark side of the moon 4. animals 5.piper at the gates of dawn.freakin' classics, man.

Posted by king floyd on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 20:43pm


Posted by king floyd on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 20:55pm

well would someone be kind enough to respond?hello? IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE

Posted by king floyd on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 21:00pm

Everyone knows Pink Floyd is one of the greatest bands of all time and by far the most successful progressive rock band of all time king floyd.


All we need is PINK FLOYD

Posted by FloydFan on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 21:02pm

hey floyd fan,do you know when pink floyd is going to be in concert?

Posted by king floyd on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 21:09pm

Not sure king floyd. I haven't heard of a concert.

Posted by FloydFan on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 21:44pm

Is Syd Barrett inducted with David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason? He better be.

Posted by Limits to Infinity on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 21:48pm

Yes, he is. Check the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website if you need clarification. Also, Wikipedia lists the inducted members on their Rock Hall inductees page.

Posted by Casper on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 23:54pm

I hate the people who say Pink Floyd is bad because they have other sounds in some of there'ye songs.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 14:15pm


Posted by king floyd on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 19:09pm

i dont need no arms around me, i dont need no drugs to calm me

Posted by king floyd on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 14:36pm

Another Brick in the Wall(part 2), Money,Run Like Hell,Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage,The Trial,Us and Them,Shine On You Crazy Diamond,Intersellar Overdrive,and Goodbye Blue Skies.Just to name a few.

Posted by king floyd on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 16:28pm

Comfortly Numb is way better then Money and Run Like Hell, and where is Vera on this list.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 06:00am

Top 5 Albums

1. Dark Side of the Moon
2. The Wall
3. Wish You Were Here
4. Animals
5. The Piper At the Gates of Dawn

Posted by Firebrick on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 19:16pm

It doesn't matter what Rolling Stain Ragazine has to say, Dark Side of the Moon will always be The Greatest Album of All Time.

Posted by communicator on Friday, 12.26.08 @ 14:30pm

pink floyd

Posted by S.R on Monday, 12.29.08 @ 21:47pm

The Trial is probably the strangest but best song in the history of late 70's songs.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 14:47pm

Top 5 Movies with bands

1. The Wall (Pink Floyd)
2. The Song Remains The Same (Led Zeppelin)
3. The Wrestler (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)
4. I forgot what it's called but it has Johny Cash
5. Tenatious D and the Pick of Destiny (Tenatious D)

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 14:50pm

''Rolling Stain Ragazine''.Its ''Rolling Stone Magazine'',idiot.Don't you you know how to spell?

Posted by S.R on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 19:17pm

1. comfortably numb
2. wish you were here
3. another brick in the wall
4. breathe
5. dogs

Posted by alex on Monday, 03.16.09 @ 01:29am

The fools behind Blender once did an article called "The 50 Worst Artists in Music History". ELP was put second, which makes about zero sense, but then again the same site called Sgt. Pepper the 50th worst thing to happen to music on another article.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 18:15pm

Well if you total up the progressive acts on the list there are 6.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 18:42pm

Well, actually 3 metal acts: Manowar(they most likely do deserve to be on the list), Whitesnake, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

It was an awful, bias list. Most likely based on taste and the fact Blender wanted to get some attention. And the Jonas Brothers have now been on the Rolling Stone cover TWICE. That's two times too many.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 07.7.09 @ 18:59pm

OK I'm going to half to restate what I said here yesterday. Yes, Blender's article was terrible and whoever wrote it clearly demonstrates no knowledge whatsoever of rock history.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 18:21pm

''Rolling Stain Ragazine''.Its ''Rolling Stone Magazine'',idiot.Don't you you know how to spell?

Posted by S.R on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 19:17pm

Sorry SR, but he clearly was being sarcastic and you come off as lacking a sense of humor

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 18:23pm

I always thought that it was kind of weird that Billy Corgan inducted them. I wouldn't really expect him to be a fan of Pink Floyd.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 16:23pm

Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Category: If They Collaborated

If Pink Floyd and Phil Spector were to do a project together, it would be called...

What is "Another Brick In The Wall Of Sound"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 07.25.09 @ 02:41am

Find an interesting Syd Barrett interview.

The below interview was done during at the BBC Lime Grove studio during a rehearsal for one of the See Emily Play Top Of The Pops appearences. FWIW he said he was happy with it but this was while it was rising in the charts.

Jacques Allemant - "Do you intend to make more instrumental pieces like Interstellar Overdrive?"

Syd - "Certainly, moreover Interstellar Overdrive came out on our first 33 1/3 RPM album in a version different from that on our successful French 45 RPM. It lasts nearly 10 minutes"

J.A. - "Are you picking up any new ideas on electronic music?"

Syd - Rather few. Out ideas generally come from ourselves. At present we are more concerned with our visual aspects of our stage show and we shall soon have new ultra perfect lighting equipment. Our next English tour could well be a new chapter, a little like that used in 'cinerama' itinerary"

J.A. - "Which are your preferred groups?"

Syd - "The Cream and The Beatles without doubt!"

J.A. - "Are you pleased with See Emily Play?"

Syd - "We did not like Arnold Layne so much but are pleased on the whole with Emily. The same goes for the 331/3 RPM album. We are trying to get better and better and bring ourselves as near as possible to what we want to do. This is difficult enough, besides which we do not know exactly what we want to do! Perhaps the second album will please us more".

J.A. - "Do you expect to come to France before long?"

Syd - At present we are planning a promotional trip to the United States but are making plans to be in France before the end of this year".
Jack Nitzsche: I'd like to produce your next LP
Neil: Damn, that excites me more than anything I've heard in years
Jack Nitzsche: Start writing songs like you used to when you were having seizures

Posted by Kahutz on Monday, 09.14.09 @ 18:06pm

In a few hours it'll be October 17, the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake aka the World Series earthquake. I was in my dorm room at the California School for the Blind getting ready for dinner and Pink Floyd's "Us And Them" was playing on the radio. Then at 5:04 PM I felt a big temblor. Here are the lyrics from "Us And Them" that relate to the earthquake.

The general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
If you give him a quick short sharp shock, they don't do it again.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 10.16.09 @ 22:35pm

Just shows the bias of the hall towards prog when Floyd took two years to get in and Genesis 5!

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 10:25am

5? I think your confusing Rock Hall Revisited with the Cleveland Hall because Genesis didn't get in Cleveland until this year, a wait of 14 years

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 10:36am

woops, make that 16

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 10:37am

Nirvana sucks
Nirvana = worst band ever

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Posted by new iphone 5 on Friday, 05.27.11 @ 13:16pm

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Posted by Eva Penson on Saturday, 12.17.11 @ 12:22pm

Black Sabbath got in on their 8th year of eligibility. The Jefferson Airplane and Fleetwood Mac after four years. Both Pink Floyd and David Bowie were inducted after three years of eligibility. Michael Jackson also waited three years. Queen got in after two years. But the Pretenders got in on their first shot. Makes perfect sense.

Posted by astrodog on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 13:51pm

That is ridiculous, there's loads more worth ybands than The Pretenders. Don't know what the hallw as thinking.

Posted by GFW on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 14:34pm

If-Pink Floyd 1970
If-Bread 1971
If-Janet Jackson 1993

Time-Pink Floyd 1973
Time-The Alan Parsons Project

Us And Them-Pink Floyd 1973
Them And Us-Don Henley 1982

Hey You-Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1975
Hey You-Pink Floyd 1979
Hey You-Heart 2010

In The Flesh-Blondie 1976
In The Flesh?/In The Flesh-Pink Floyd 1979

Learning To Fly-Emerson, Lake & Powell 1986
Learning To Fly-Pink Floyd 1987
Learning To Fly-Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 1991
Nobody Home-Pink Floyd 1979
Nobody Home Heart 1985

The Show Must Go On-Three Dog Night 1974
The Show Must Go On-Pink Floyd 1979
The Show Must Go On-Queen 1991

Young Lust-Pink Floyd 1979
Young Lust-Aerosmith 1989

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 09.14.12 @ 23:58pm

RIP, Storm Thorgerson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 04.19.13 @ 03:09am

My Top Twenty:

1. Wot's... Uh, The Deal
2. Echoes
3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (All Parts)
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Comfortably Numb
6. Cymbaline
7. High Hopes
8. Fearless
9. Us And Them
10. Learning To Fly
11. Coming Back To Life
12. See Emily Play
13. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
14. Dogs
15. Lucifer Sam
16. Eclipse
17. Goodbye Blue Sky
18. Embryo
19. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
20. Have A Cigar

Posted by dmg on Tuesday, 04.21.15 @ 21:30pm

I'm never been that much of a Pink Floyd fan. Before my time I guess. Like to see Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Moody Blues, The Cure, And Scorpions make HOF...let's say Enough People like Pink Floyd then they deserved their HOF spot. Did like the Lost For Words song on Division Bell and The Wall song. Do you think Duran Duran has more hits than Pink Floyd? Put their music side by side in an open evaluation. Would be interesting exercise exercise. KING

Posted by KING on Sunday, 05.3.15 @ 17:51pm

My personal ranking of all 15 studio albums:

1. Wish You Were Here (1975)
2. Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. Meddle (1971)
4. The Division Bell (1994)
5. Obscured by Clouds (1972)
6. The Wall (1979)
7. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
8. Animals (1977)
9. A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
10. A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
11. More (1969)
12. Atom Heart Mother (1970)
13. Endless River (2014)
14. Ummagumma (1968)
15. The Final Cut (1983)

Posted by dmg on Wednesday, 11.25.15 @ 10:54am

Pink Floyd gets a Special Collectors edition of Rolling Stone magazine.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 06.6.17 @ 05:42am

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