Pink Floyd: Biography, Band Members & Songs


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What genre was Pink Floyd first known for?

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1. What genre were they known for under Waters and Gilmour?

2. What was their first album?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

These assessments focus on the biography of rock band Pink Floyd. Topics discussed include the formation of the band and its changing members, as well as a detailed history of the band's success.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • Pink Floyd's greatest selling album
  • What genre Pink Floyd was known for
  • Which member was never known as a leader of the group

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections- use your knowledge of the band's history to discuss its transformation from psychedelic rock to progressive rock
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the band and compare its most popular and successful albums
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about each member of Pink Floyd

Additional Learning

To learn more about Pink Floyd and rock music, review the accompanying lesson called Pink Floyd: Biography, Band Members & Songs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the band's three different lead singers
  • Understand the band's transformation between various music genres, some of which were partly due to substance abuse
  • Get a better understanding of the commercial success or failure of each of their albums and why
  • Discuss how much of the band members' personal lives influenced the band and its music