Roger Waters

By the way, which one’s Pink?

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A singer, songwriter, composer, video artist, multi-instrumentalist, bassist, conceptualist, solo recording artist, activist…where to begin with George Roger Waters?

Mostly responsible for Pink Floyd’s remarkable canon following the departure of their incomparable visionary founder Syd Barrett, Waters steered his brilliant collaborators; guitarist David Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason through some of 20th Century music’s greatest recorded works and concert performances.

Recognized by Fender with a signature model, Waters commandeers his Precision with a joyfully experimental bent – plying melodies, grooves, counterpoint, and sound collages and countless combinations thereof – all of it watershed.

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A vocal proponent for peace in the Middle East, among Roger’s commendable activities is his work with Stand Up for Heroes which brings wounded veterans together to perform music.

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And though his libretto often brims with alienation and other less desirable aspects of the human condition, I met Roger briefly and he was a most humble, cheerful gent.