|Genres||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock|
|Labels||EMI Columbia - Harvest - Capitol - Columbia - EMI - Parlophone|
Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.
They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). The guitarist, David Gilmour, joined in December 1967.