Roger Waters

Roger Waters

English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd
Co-founder and longtime member of Pink Floyd who guided the band creatively during the 1970s and experimented with a solo career afterwards.
BornSeptember 6, 1943
HometownGreat Bookham, England
Net worth$310 million
Height6'3" (1.91m)
SpouseCarolyne Christie (m 1976 - 1992) , Judith Trim
ParentsEric Fletcher Waters , Mary D. Whyte
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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters performs at benefit for Julian Assange in London

Pink Floyd's legendary frontman Roger Waters performs "Wish You Were Here" at a Julian Assange rally in London on Monday evening (September 2). "Would you exchange a walk-on part in the wall for a lead role in a cage? No I would not. This is my walk on part, in this wall," Waters said. Taking a makeshift stage right outside the British interior ministry office, the rocker’s performance is intended as a message of solidarity with Assange, who was arrested in April and now faces extradition to the United States. A long-standing supporter of Assange and WikiLeaks, Waters said he was “ashamed to be an Englishman” following the transparency activist’s arrest. Assange was jailed for violating bail conditions in the UK after spending some seven years under asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He is wanted in the US for his role in a series of leaks in 2010, in which whistleblower Chelsea Manning passed thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Roger Waters: Us + Them
Roger Waters: Us + Them
2h 15min
2019
Pink Floyd: The Wall - A Critical Appreciation
Pink Floyd: The Wall - A Critical Appreciation
2016
Roger Waters: The Wall
Roger Waters: The Wall
R
2h 12min
2014