Best known among the early bands was Sigma 6, with Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.
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‘I don’t feel as if it was': Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason clears up misconception about key Dark Side track
Nick Mason was the lone member of the group to appear in every different lineup.
After briefly trying a five-man lineup with Barrett, Gilmour admits they “ceased to go pick him up.”
‘The band just took a different route': Nick Mason on Pink Floyd’s early free-form triumphs with Joe Boyd
Boyd met the youthful members of Pink Floyd as owner of London’s first psych-rock space.
They often quarrelled, but Mason says this was a time of “wanting to achieve the same sort of goal.”
‘Wish You Were Here’ was a sizeable hit, though that obviously paled to its predecessor.
“There were odd moments,” he admits, “where I became conscious that things might implode.”
The only member to have played on every Floyd release, Mason has no regrets.
The guitarist’s last studio project was 2006’s ‘On an Island.’
“Empty Spaces” wasn’t the first Floyd song to include a such a message — but it’s the funniest.