"Don't look so afraid, I'm only joking!"George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is the former bassist, singer-songwriter and second leader (After Syd Barrett) of Pink Floyd. Waters left the band in 1985 (see more on the Pink Floyd page), but his solo career started earlier. Though he (understandably) is most famous for his work with Pink Floyd, he has had respectable success as a solo artist. Waters has released 4 solo albums so far. Three of these, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S. and Amused To Death, are rock-oriented concept albums similar to the work he did with Pink Floyd, but his most recent to date, Ça Ira, is an opera. In addition to his albums, Roger does a lot of touring, most notably his The Wall tour of 2011-2012, in which he played the entire Pink Floyd album. It remains the most successful tour of all-time by a solo artist. He also co-wrote the 1970 soundtrack album Music From The Body and significantly contributed both original songs and score to the 1986 film When the Wind Blows.
The alien comic lied
The jackass and hyena took the feather from its hook
The monkey in the corner wrote the joke down in his book
—Roger Waters, "What God Wants, Part I"
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