Roger Waters Wiki
Roger Waters is 75 years old British songwriter, singer, bassist and composer. He is well known for being the part of legendary rock group Pink Floyd formed in 1965 with Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett. The group gave its best in progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock and blues rock genre of music.
Roger was born on 6th September, 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England as George Roger Waters to Mary Whyte and Eric Fletcher Waters. He was raised with his older brother in the family of a school teacher mother and father who was later commissioned into the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant during Second World War. His father died in 1944 when he was just five months old. He was raised by his mother alone and for education he attended Morley Memorial Junior School and Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. This was the time when he realised his musical talent and formed friend with future bandmates Syd Barrett and David Gilmour. He gor graduated in 1962 and went to London to study architecture at Regent Street Polytechnic, now known as University of Westminster where he met Nick Mason and Richard Wright. While studying he joined a group called the Sigma 6 with Mason, Wright, Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe. The latter two left the group with entry of Syd finally forming Pink Floyd.
His musical career started up by forming a legendary rock group Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The group signed to EMI Columbia and in 1967 released out their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn featuring classics such as Interstellar Overdrive, Astronomy Domine and Lucifer Sam. The album went top ten in U.K. They next went for release of their sophomore offering, A Saucerful of Secrets in 1968. The same year Barrett left the group and David Gilmour joined serving both as vocalist and guitarist. The group earned tremendous success despite Barrett’s departure for the next 15 years releasing out their best The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979).
He left the group in 1985 to pursue his solo career releasing out his first solo album, The pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and worked on reimaging the earlier work with live performances of The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. In 1992, he released Amused to Death which counts to Waters’ most successful solo album to date making it to top ten in U.K. and to number 21 in U.S. His other solo works include; Radio K.A.O.S (1987), Amused to Death (1992) and Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017). He is now in his 70s and is continuing to tour and record.
His first marriage was with his childhood sweetheart Judith Trim in 1969. The two got divorced in 1975. Later Waters married Lady Carolyne Christie in 1976 and both had a son together named Harry Waters and daughter named India Waters. He got divorced again in 1992 and married Priscilla Phillips in the following year having a son named Jack Fletcher. This marriage also ended in 2001. He then dated actress Laurie Durning getting married in 2012 but the two has also filed for divorce in 2015.
It is estimated to be around $310 million.