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George Roger Waters was born in Surrey U.K., but raised in Cambridge by his mother as his father, (Eric Fletcher Waters died in World War II when Roger was just an infant).  Waters left Cambridge in 1962 to pursue a degree in architecture at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic where he met drummer Nick Mason and both joined the band Sigma 6 of which future Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright was already a member.  Guitarist/vocalist Syd Barrett, (a childhood friend of Waters), joined the group that would eventually become Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd – a moniker that Barrett had concocted by fusing the names of blues artists Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.  Pink Floyd supplied the back-drop to London’s hip underground psychedelic circuit in the latter half of the 1960s.  In 1966 Pink Floyd secured a deal with EMI for five thousand pounds, to the dismay to some in the underground scene who thought the band h

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