1965 - Formation

1965 marks the year when Pink Floyd first came together as a band. The original lineup consisted of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. They were then known as "The Tea Set" before eventually changing their name to "Pink Floyd," derived from blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. This was a formative period where they experimented with psychedelic rock, drawing influences from blues and jazz. 

They played at various venues in and around London, gaining a following for their unconventional sound and light shows.During this time, Syd Barrett emerged as the creative force behind the band, writing original songs and developing their unique style. Their early performances showcased Barrett's whimsical and experimental songwriting, laying the groundwork for their future success. Pink Floyd's name change was pivotal, reflecting their transition from a standard blues band to something entirely new in the London underground music scene.