Roger Waters, born 6 September 1943, is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded Pink Floyd where he was the bassist. Following the departure of singer-songwriter Syd Barrett in 1968, Roger also became their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader.
Pink Floyd achieved international fame with albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), and The Wall (1979). By the early 80s, Pink Floyd had become one of the most critically acclaimed and successful groups in popular music.