Pink Floyd Biography

70 Million album sales in the U.S

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are an English rock band that has sold an estimated seventy-five million albums in the United States alone.

With their laid-back blues-influenced psychedelic rock, they have had hits like ‘Another Brick In The Wall’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘Money’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’.

Having gone through several member changes, Pink Floyd has always remained epic sounding.

Pink Floyd is all about the album experience. Check out ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Division Bell’.


Wish You Were Here followed Dark Side Of The Moon!

‘Wish You Were Here’ is the title track from Pink Floyd’s 1975 studio album.

To attempt a follow-up of 1973’s Dark Side Of The Moon’ is not a job any band would like but Pink Floyd certainly delivered with ‘Wish You Were Here’.

This album dealt with Syd Barrett’s mental state. Both ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’ are directly written about Syd.

Recorded on and off at Abbey Road studios (same studio as The Beatles used), ‘Wish You Were Here’ was completed over many sessions.

The material came from ideas that the band had come up with during touring with ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’.


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Wish You Were Here – Guitar Lesson

Wish You Were HereThe Stadium meets campfire trick that ‘Wish You Were Here’ pull off have been attempted by so many bands since. It’s actually difficult to think of one that doesn’t sound a bit like “the original”.

This is not a song to jam and improvise over, so legendary are the licks you simply must learn each and every one of them, note for note.

Go to video lessons: Wish You Were Here chords.


Wish You Were Here – Lyrics

Wish You Were HereSo, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail

For complete lyrics, go to Wish You Were Here lyrics.


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