Roger Waters: The Man Behind The Wall is a biography about Roger Waters who is the lead singer of Pink Floyd. The book is split into 2 parts and concludes with his discography, which I always love to check out when I read these types of books.
This is actually the first full biography for Roger so if you are a fan or just want to know more about him – here is your chance! When Rock N Roll was born in 1955, Roger was 12 years old and drawn to it. I certainly can relate. Though when I was 12 Rock N Roll was already around and here to stay, but that’s when I first got into music as well.
I always like reading music biographies to find out more about musicians and bands I otherwise don’t know too much about and this is certainly one of them. Certainly a fascinating life and an interesting read.
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About the Book
To some, he is the face behind classic Pink Floyd. To others, he is the temperament behind some of the greatest albums of the rock era. And to others still, he is one of the most original songwriters of a generation that overflows with notable talent. To all, he is an enigma: a rock star who not only eschewed stardom but also spent much of his career railing against it. But to call Roger Waters a mass of contradictions is simply taking the easy way out. He is so much more than that.
Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall is the first full biography of the author of The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and, of course, The Wall. It traces his life from war-torn suburbia to the multitude of wars he has fought since then – with his bandmates, with his audience, and most of all with himself. Packed with insight and exclusive interviews with friends and associates, Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall dismantles the wall brick by brick, revealing the man who built it in all his glory.