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Roger Waters - Happy 70th birthday! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 06 September 2013

Roger Waters - Berlin 2013The combined wishes of the Brain Damage team, along no doubt with many of you reading this, go to Roger Waters, who celebrates his 70th birthday today. He celebrates this milestone along with the massed fans at the Esprit Arena this evening in Dusseldorf, where Roger will be tearing down a wall as well as no doubt helping to demolish a birthday cake...

Roger was born in Great Bookham, Surrey, in 1943, moving to Cambridge when he was two years old. It was there that he met, and became childhood friends with, a number of key people in the story of Pink Floyd. We hope you have a great day, Roger, and that the concert this evening is special for all the right reasons. Many happy returns!

Of course, Roger has been extremely busy over the last few years, having successfully taken Dark Side Of The Moon on tour in 2006, which became an extended event. On completing that, the touring bug had clearly bitten strongly, as he immediately started work on a new version of The Wall - which finally opened in September 2010. That tour has been spectacularly successful, wrapping up later this month in Paris for show number 217.

Once the tour concludes, we suspect that work will be completed on the planned DVD/Blu-ray of The Wall, taken from recent concerts, which hopefully will also be announced soon. There's also the promised new material. He did say recently that "it might just be [my last tour]. I'm not a great singer or entertainer, so the concept is very important. I've no trick that I can perform until my 90th [Birthday]. On the other hand, the ambition to make new music is growing"...

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