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Roger Waters

Roger WatersAKA George Roger Waters

Born: 9-Sep-1943 [1]
Birthplace: Great Bookham, Surrey, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter, Bassist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Bassist for Pink Floyd


[1] Among sources that give September 6th: Mark Blake, Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd (2007); Glenn Povey, Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd (2007). The MySpace page is clearly not operated by Waters himself and so although it states the 6th it cannot be relied upon as accurate testimonial. Among sources that give September 9th: Colin Larkin, The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (1995); Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson, Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd (2001); Nicholas Schaffner, Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey (1992). As this final two sources have the best account of Waters' family, we are most confident with that date. It should also be noted that some sources give 1944 as his birth year. As his father Eric Fletcher Waters was killed during the Anzio campaign in January 1944, such a date would be problematic.

[2] Interview with Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes, broadcast 20 May 2012: "It [war deaths of his father and grandfather] seemed to have skipped a generation, thank God. Not that there is a God, but you know what I mean."

Father: Eric Fletcher Waters (d. 1944 Anzio WWII)
Wife: Judy Trim (m. 1969, div. 1975)
Wife: Carolyn Christie (m. 1976, div. 1992, one son, one daughter)
Son: Harry
Daughter: India
Wife: Priscilla Phillips (m. 28-Jul-1993, div. 2001)

    University: Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture

    Pink Floyd Vocalist/Bassist/Guitarist (1965-84)
    Ron Geesin and Roger Waters Vocalist/Bassist/Guitarist (1970)
    Roger Waters and the Bleeding Heart Band Vocalist/Bassist/Guitarist (1986-)
    Roger Waters
    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
    Dishonorable Discharge

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    12-12-12 (1-Nov-2013) · Himself
    The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990)
    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (Sep-1972) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.roger-waters.com/


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