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So, Why DID Roger Waters leave PINK FLOYD?

November 7, 2016

By the time of the release of PINK FLOYD's 1983 album, "The Final Cut," relations in the band were very 'strained,' to say the least. This was The Floyd's 12th studio album, and it would be the last with it's original member, bassist, singer & songwriter, Roger Waters. As a matter of fact, this LP was considered to be the equivalent of a "solo" album from Waters--his is the one and only name listed on the album's credits for its music and songs, and keyboard player Rick Wright was nowhere on the album.

Pink Floyd, of course, didn't have any problem moving forward without Waters, as the success of subsequent albums (Momentary Lapse of Reason & The Division Bell) and their tours were very, very successful. Roger Waters had no problem moving forward either, with successful international tours featuring performances of "The Wall," sometimes with notable "guest" rockers appearing with him.

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