Nick Mason’s Birthday – January 27th, 1944
Posted 1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Nick Mason’s Birthday – January 27th, 1944

 

  • Happy Birthday to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason! In honor of him, share your favorite Floyd song!
  • Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, celebrates his 69th birthday today! Which of Pink Floyd’s albums are in your collection?
  • A Happy Birthday going out to Nick Mason of Pink Floyd! Is he one of the greatest drummers of all time?

Fast Facts

  • Born January 27th, 1944 in Birmingham, England (raised in Hampstead, London)
  • Mason is a founding member and drummer of the band Pink Floyd
  • Has remained the only constant member of Floyd for over four decades
  • Along with Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Bob Klose, Mason formed the Pink Floyd precursor Sigma 6 in 1964
  • Pink Floyd was officially founded in 1965 with the lineup Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright
  • Mason co-wrote many of Pink Floyd’s best-known songs, including “Echoes” and “Time”
  • He crafted the sound effects for the Dark Side of the Moon album
  • He solely wrote the Pink Floyd songs “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party Parts 1-3” and “Speak to Me”
  • Mason worked as a producer (during the 70s)
  • He released his first solo album, Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports, in 1981
  • Mason released three albums with guitarist Rick Finn; one studio album entitled Profiles (1985) and two soundtracks – White of the Eye (1987) and Tank Malling (1988)
  • Nick Mason was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a member of Pink Floyd
  • Has his own auto company called Ten Tenths that rents action cars out to film, television and media productions
  • Mason wrote a 1998 book called Into the Red that talks about his experience with cars
  • He wrote another book, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, in 2004
  • Mason purchased a Ferrari Enzo that was featured on the BBC show Top Gear
  • He performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Personal

  • Studied architecture at Regent Street Polytechnic when he met bandmates Roger Waters and Rick Wright
  • Was married to Lindy Rutter
  • Currently married to Annette Lynton
  • Has four children (2 by former wife and 2 by current wife)
  • He loves auto racing and has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race
  • Mason says his favorite car is a Ferrari 250 GTO, one of which he owns

Discography (studio albums)

  • Solo
    • Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports(1981)
    • Mason and Fenn
      • Profiles(1985)
      • Pink Floyd
        • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn(1967)
        • A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
        • More (1969)
        • Ummagumma (1969)
        • Atom Heart Mother (1970)
        • Meddle (1971)
        • Obscured by Clouds (1972)
        • The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
        • Wish You Were Here (1975)
        • Animals (1975)
        • The Wall (1979)
        • The Final Cut (1983)
        • A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
        • Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
        • The Division Bell (1994)
        • Pulse (1995)

RIAA

  • UmmagummaPlatinum (1994)
  • Atom Heart MotherGold (1994)
  • Meddle2X Platinum (1994)
  • Obscured by CloudsGold (1994)
  • The Dark Side of the Moon15X Platinum (1998)
  • Wish You Were Here 6X Platinum (1986)
  • Animals- 4X Platinum (1995)
  • The Wall 23X Platinum (1984)
  • The Final Cut 2X Platinum (1997)
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason4X Platinum (1988)
  • Delicate Sound of Thunder 3X Platinum (1990)
  • The Division Bell 2X Platinum (1994)
  • PulsePlatinum (1995)

Awards

  • Billboard Top 200
    • #1 Albums
      • The Dark Side of the Moon
      • Wish You Were Here
      • The Wall
      • The Division Bell
      • Pulse
      • Grammy
        • Best Rock Instrumental Performance
          • “Marooned” (1994)

Videos

Links

Sources

Ultimate Classic Rock posts the top 10 Pink Floyd songs

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