Pink Floyd are an English rock band formed in London in 1965 who initially earned recognition for their psychedelic and space rock music, which later evolved to progressive rock music. Pink Floyd are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album cover art, and elaborate live shows as what Wikipedia described them. The group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 74.5 million albums in the United States.
Despite never hitting #1 in the UK (it reached #3), The Wall spent 15 weeks atop the U.S. Charts in 1980. It has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA, for sales of 11.5 million copies of the double album in the U.S. Alone.
In 1995, the band received their first and only Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Marooned".
On January 17, 1996 after over three decades of being one of the pioneer bands in Rock Music, Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins inducted Pink Floyd, the archetype mystical performance rock band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, describing them as the "ultimate rock and roll anomaly".
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On 16 November 2005 Pink Floyd were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Pete Townshend.