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News |  29 May 2015 16:17 |  By RnMTeam

Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, Nick Mason unite to unveil plaque

MUMBAI: Members of legendary rock band Pink Floyd-Roger Waters and Nick Mason, unveiled a plaque honouring the band on 28 May. It was unveiled at the site of the former Regent Street Polytechnic (now University of Westminster) where they met in the sixties.
The duo formed the group, along with Richard Wright, while studying architecture at the London's Regent Street Polytechnic, between 1962 and 1965. Before honouring the one of the most successful British rock bands of all time, Regent Street Heritage Plaque scheme had honoured David Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust, back in 2012.

Speaking on the unveiling of the plaque, Waters said, "We are hugely gratified to be here and to have the plaque. It is an honour." 71 year old Mason said that "Living as a student was a fantastic way to live. Although he would like to see more government grants introduced."

At the unveiling, Waters also opined on the current rise of music streaming websites, such as Spotify. Sky news quoted Waters as saying that, "I think one is angry just as everybody else should be. All of those b******* in Silicon Valley who are stealing not just our work but all the work that all the musicians all over the world are doing. They are spreading it across the internet and then people believe it is free and that it should be free. And it should not be free. Being a musician is just like any other job. It is perfectly reasonable that people are required to pay for the fruits of your labour."

In the past, the band were rewarded for their several musical works and were inducted into US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Music Hall of Fame, UK.