Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Rock Singer

George Roger Waters is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

Full Name
George Roger Waters
Sep 6, 1943
6′ 3″
Net Worth


Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943, in Great Bookham, England. His zodiac sign is Virgo, and his ethnicity is English. He is the son of Mary and Eric Fletcher Waters, a schoolteacher and a scientist, respectively. Roger's father died when he was only 15 months old in World War II.

Waters attended Morley Memorial Junior School and Cambridgeshire High School for Boys where he studied music and learned to play the guitar. In 1965, Waters co-founded Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett and Richard Wright. The band gained international fame with the release of their albums "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and "The Wall" (1979). During this time, Waters wrote most of the band's original works such as "Another Brick in the Wall," which became an anthem for disaffected youth worldwide.

In 1985, Waters left Pink Floyd after disagreements over artistic direction. After leaving Pink Floyd, he released his first solo album titled "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking." In 1992, he started a world tour with his album "Amused to Death," which was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2005, he reunited with Pink Floyd at Live 8 in London and performed some of their classic songs together.

Since then he has released several albums including "Is This The Life We Really Want?" (2017), which peaked at number one on Billboard charts as well as two live albums: "Us + Them" (2018) and "Roger Waters The Wall" (2015). He has also been involved in several humanitarian causes and was awarded numerous honors including induction into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1996) and Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1943</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Roger Waters is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 6, 1943, Roger Waters was born in Great Bookham, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Pink Floyd</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roger Waters forms the English rock band, Pink Floyd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Dark Side of the Moon is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pink Floyd's 8th album, The Dark Side of the Moon, is released and becomes one of the best selling albums of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Waters releases his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, with guest appearances by Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Wall Concert</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Roger Waters performs a live version of The Wall at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Live 8 Concert</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Performs at the Live 8 charity concert in London with Pink Floyd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Wall Tour Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches a world tour performing The Wall in its entirety for the first time since 1990.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Roger Waters is a great musician and songwriter. His work with the band Pink Floyd is widely regarded as some of the best rock music ever created, and he continues to write and perform amazing music to this day.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Political Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Roger Waters is an outspoken political activist who has used his platform to speak out against war, racism, and other social issues. He uses his fame to raise awareness about important causes and to inspire others to get involved in making positive change.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Roger Waters has consistently pushed the boundaries of rock music by incorporating new sounds and technology into his work. From the elaborate live shows of Pink Floyd to his solo projects, he has always been an innovator in the world of rock music.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Roger Waters Was a Founding Member of Pink Floyd</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Roger Waters was a founding member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd, and served as their lead singer, bassist, and lyricist for many years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Wrote All of Pink Floyd's Most Famous Songs</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Waters composed all of Pink Floyd's most famous songs, including "The Wall", "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)", "Comfortably Numb", and more.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He Owns the Rights to Nearly Every Song He Wrote for Pink Floyd</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Waters owns the rights to nearly every song he wrote for Pink Floyd, which means he is entitled to receive royalties from their sales and performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> His Music Is Frequently Criticized for Its Anti-War Message</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Waters' music is frequently criticized for its anti-war message, with some politicians accusing him of being unpatriotic and others arguing that his songs glorify violence.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He Has Performed at Many Iconic Events</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Waters has performed at many iconic events, including Live 8 and the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.</p></div>


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