Personalities | Pink Floyd | The Barrett-Led Era (1965) | Key Events

Origins Of The Band

Nick Mason first played drums in school band The Hotrods, ‘retiring’ when he went to study architecture in London at Regent Street Polytechnic. He was soon back in service with guitar-playing fellow student Roger Waters in Sigma 6 and a revolving line-up featuring a fellow former architecture-turned-music-student Richard Wright (if venues had a piano). By 1964/65, known as The Abdabs, The Screaming Abdabs and The Tea Set, they were playing pop, blues and R&B covers with Bob Klose (guitar), the strongest musician. Camberwell art student Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett joined and Klose left; when another band named Tea Set was discovered, Barrett came up with a name based on two blues players: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

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Personalities | Pink Floyd | The Barrett-Led Era (1966) | Key Events

Source: Pink Floyd Revealed, by Ian Shirley


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