About Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - The early music of Pink Floyd
Nicholas Berkeley Mason, CBE is an English drummer, best known as a founder member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.
Mason is the only Pink Floyd member to have been featured on all of their studio albums, and the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. It is estimated that as of 2010, the group have sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million units sold in the United States. Despite solely writing only a few Pink Floyd songs, Mason has co-written some of Pink Floyd's most popular compositions such as "Echoes" and "Time".
He collects classic cars and drives competitively.
The son of documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London , attending the Hall School, Hampstead, and afterwards studying at Frensham Heights School, near Farnham, Surrey. He later studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic , where he teamed up with Roger Waters, Bob Klose and Richard Wright in 1964 to form Pink Floyd's predecessor, Sigma 6.
Mason has been the drummer on every Pink Floyd album.
The only Pink Floyd songs whose composition is credited solely to Mason are "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party Parts 1–3" and "Speak to Me" . The one-off song by the band titled "Nick's Boogie" was named after him.
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