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‘There were more names than gigs': On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

‘There were more names than gigs': On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

Best known among the early bands was Sigma 6, with Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.

‘I don’t feel as if it was': Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason clears up misconception about key Dark Side track

‘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.

‘It was kind of tragic': David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

‘It was kind of tragic': David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

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

‘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.

‘Lasted fantastically well': Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

‘Lasted fantastically well': Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

They often quarrelled, but Mason says this was a time of “wanting to achieve the same sort of goal.”

‘We were a bit burnt out': Nick Mason goes inside the sessions for Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here

‘We were a bit burnt out': Nick Mason goes inside the sessions for Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here

‘Wish You Were Here’ was a sizeable hit, though that obviously paled to its predecessor.

‘A lovely mix of everyone': Nick Mason on his favorite Pink Floyd album, and the one he’d change

‘A lovely mix of everyone': Nick Mason on his favorite Pink Floyd album, and the one he’d change

“There were odd moments,” he admits, “where I became conscious that things might implode.”

‘Looking back …': Nick Mason on the conflict, glory and charitable intent of Pink Floyd

‘Looking back …': Nick Mason on the conflict, glory and charitable intent of Pink Floyd

The only member to have played on every Floyd release, Mason has no regrets.

‘Guess what?': A peek inside the sessions for a new solo album by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

‘Guess what?': A peek inside the sessions for a new solo album by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

The guitarist’s last studio project was 2006’s ‘On an Island.’

‘It’s complete nonsense': Nick Mason on the secret message in Pink Floyd’s ‘Empty Spaces’

‘It’s complete nonsense': Nick Mason on the secret message in Pink Floyd’s ‘Empty Spaces’

“Empty Spaces” wasn’t the first Floyd song to include a such a message — but it’s the funniest.