Pink Floyd has been one of the musical trail blazers into the
psychedelic realm. Syd Barrett, born in 1946, originally founded co-founded Pink Floyd in England in 1965 with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright. The band's name was
derived from two early bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd
Council. Barrett, due to his mental instability, was eventually replaced by David Gilmour. This English band's music catapults the listener into an 'otherworldly'
state. While the band has gone through a few band changes, it has an incredible
amount of worthy material. 'Dark Side of the Moon' is still ranked as one of the
best selling albums of all time and has withstood the test of time. Similarly,
'The Wall' was a commerical success both as a movie and as an album. Listen to
some of the bands earlier work with Syd Barrett to get a feel for the original
Pink Floyd direction. Barrett died on July 11th, 2006 at the age of 60.