Roger Waters

A founding member of the legendary British rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters was its primary songwriter for most of its four-decade existence, penning such enduring material as the Dark Side of the Moon (1973) ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1943 in Cambridge, England, GB

Filmography

Music (22)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

("Time") (Song)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

("Hey You") (Song)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

("Hello (I Love You)") (Song Performer)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

("Hello (I Love You)") (Song)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Comfortaby Numb") (Song Performer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Comfortaby Numb") (Song)

The Squid and the Whale 2005 (Movie)

("Hey You") (Song)

The Italian Job 2003 (Movie)

("Girls And Posse Surf (from Blue Crush)") (Song)

The Legend of 1900 1999 (Movie)

("Lost Boys Calling") (Song Performer)

The Legend of 1900 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

("Another Brick in the Wall") (Song)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

("Another Brick in the Wall") (Song)

Airborne 1993 (Movie)

("What God Wants, Part I") (Song Performer)

Airborne 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

When the Wind Blows 1988 (Movie)

songs("Towers of Faith" "Folded Flags") (Song)

When the Wind Blows 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hit 1983 (Movie)

title music assistant (Music)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

("The Tigers Broke Free Part I" "In the Flesh Part I" "The Thin Ice" "Another Brick in the Wall Part I" "The Tigers Broke Free Part II" "Goodbye Blue Sky" "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" "Another Brick in the Wall Part II" "Mother" "Empty Spaces" "One of (Song)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The Body 1969 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (9)

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Roger Waters The Wall 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Conan 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes Pink Floyd 1971 (Movie)

Pink Floyd Band Member (Actor)
Writer (2)

Roger Waters The Wall 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Roger Waters The Wall 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Roger Waters The Wall 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A founding member of the legendary British rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters was its primary songwriter for most of its four-decade existence, penning such enduring material as the Dark Side of the Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979), as well as such songs as "Wish You Were Here" (with guitarist David Gilmour), "Money" and "Another Brick in the Wall. " Waters assumed control of the band in the late 1960s, following the departure of its founding member, the brilliant but troubled Syd Barrett. Under his aegis, Pink Floyd transformed from a psychedelic/improvisational unit to one of the most successful progressive rock acts of the '70s, with a reputation for massive, elaborate live shows. Waters anchored the band around a series of concept albums, penned largely by him, which addressed themes of loneliness, alienation and entropy, inspired in part by his own troubled childhood. But his exacting control over the band's sound and focus sharply divided its members, resulting in Waters' departure in 1985. He would enjoy a moderately successful solo career during the 1980s before revisiting his best work with Pink Floyd in concert throughout the 1990s, while his long-standing feud with his former bandmates appeared to end with a 2005 reunion. Though his history with Pink Floyd was often marked by contention, there was no question that Waters was the primary architect of the band's greatest work during its most accomplished period in the 1970s.

Relationships

Carolyne Christie

Wife

Laurie Durning

Wife

Priscilla Phillips

Wife

Judy Trim

Wife

Harry Waters

Son

Eric Waters

Father
Second Lieutenant of the 8th Royal Fusiliers; died in the Battle of Anzio on the Italian front during World War II.

Mary Waters

Mother

India Waters

Daughter

Milestones

2005

Live reunion with Pink Floyd for the Live 8 concerts

1984

Released first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking

1982

Co-wrote "Pink Floyd: The Wall" with director Alan Parker

1979

Released double album The Wall

1973

Released most successful album, Dark Side of the Moon

1968

Released debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn

1968

Became primary singer and songwriter in Pink Floyd following Barrett's ouster

1965

Formed The Pink Floyd with fellow architecture student Nick Mason and guitarist Syd Barrett.

Bonus Trivia

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The death of his father during World War II was a frequest subtext of Waters' work, most notably on The Wall and The Final Cut.

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