The 1970s was hands down the best decade for rock and roll, but one band, in particular, stood out from the rest. From 1973, British rock sensation Pink Floyd went on to have one of rock and roll’s greatest four-album streaks of all time: “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” and “The Wall.” While all albums are incredible in their own right, nothing came close to the experimental and innovative rock opera that is “The Wall.”
Since its release in 1979, the album has gone platinum 23 times and is still considered one of rock’s greatest works of art. But what happened behind the scenes, however, is the real story. Let’s take a look at how Pink Floyd’s masterpiece “The Wall” ultimately tore the band apart.