Pink Floyd Share Rare Photo Of Roger Waters And David Gilmour Together In 1970s

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters and David Gilmour haven’t been on the best of terms since Waters exited the group in 1985.

While Waters has sporadically joined his bandmates onstage, it seems that when it comes to the matter of reforming the classic lineup of Pink Floyd (sans keyboardist Rick Wright, who passed away in 2008) the two remain at an impasse.

At least that is how Waters put it in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

They all hoped that we could kiss and makeup and everything would be wonderful in a cozy wonderful world,” he said of a recent meeting with Gilmour and Pink Floyd’s drummer Nick Mason. “Well, it wouldn’t be all that cozy or wonderful for me, because I left Pink Floyd in 1985 for a reason. The reason being that I wanted to get on with my work.”

While Nick Mason has expressed his desire that Pink Floyd will someday play together again, Gilmour’s stance is more ambivalent.

A reunion may happen in the future or it may not the guitarist teased in a recent podcast series accompanying the release of the group’s latest boxed set The Later Years.

It seems hard to imagine a time when Waters and Gilmour, well, got on together.

While Waters was always a prickly character he nonetheless did share a kinship with his fellow Pink Floyd members as a new shared picture released via the group’s social media suggests.

The image depicts Gilmour and Waters engaged in a game of backgammon while on the road in the 1970s.

(It’s unclear whether the competitive Waters did in fact best Gilmour at the game.)

Despite the band being in contact with one another in relation to business matters, current prospects of a reunion remain slim.

This said, the 50th anniversary of the band’s best-known album Dark Side of the Moon now only three years away, a fan could only hope.

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