Pink Floyd’s The Endless River tops the charts after 19 years

English rock band Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River beats Foo Fighters to be a chart topper.

Progressive rock legends Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River has made it to the top of the official album charts, making it their first album in 19 years to do so. Their last album to achieve the feat was Pulse in 1995.

The band’s 15th studio album comprises unreleased material from Pink Floyd’s session that were originally meant for their 1994 album, The Division Bell. David Gilmour, the guitarist of the band, had previously revealed that the album was a tribute to Rick Wright, their keyboard player, who passed away in 2008.

Most of the songs in The Endless River are instrumental, with the exception of one song out of the 18 chosen for the album. The band had announced at the time of release that this would be their last album as Pink Floyd.

The band’s first record album in 1967, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, reached rapid success when it reached the sixth spot from the top in the UK charts. Known as among the most iconic rock bands in the history of all music, Pink Floyd has had tremendous success and fan support since the late 1960s, when they were still a part of the underground music scene.

In the beginning of their journey, members who formed the band were lead vocalist and guitarist Syd Barrett, drummer Nick Mason, Wright and bassist and co-lead vocalist Roger Waters. 

Gilmour and Mason are one of the three surviving members of the band that are still working under the Pink Floyd name.

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