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Nick Mason

Nicholas Berkeley ('Nick') Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer and occasional composer for Pink Floyd. He is the only person to have remained with the band since its inception in 1965.

He was brought up in Hampstead, London (many online biographies mistakenly cite the street address, Downshire Hill - sometimes as "the Downshire Hills" - as a district of Birmingham) and attended Frensham Heights boarding school, 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 Sigma 6.

He has done a small amount of work with other people, notably as a drummer and producer for Steve Hillage and Robert Wyatt, drummer for Michael Mantler and producer for The Damned.

Mason owns (through his company Ten Tenths) and races several classic cars, and has competed successfully at the 24 hours of Le Mans. He is also a qualified pilot.

He is married (to his second wife, Nettie) and has several children. They live in the Wiltshire town of Corsham in the former home of Camilla Parker Bowles.
Nick Mason's book, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, was published in the UK in October 2004. While he himself admits it is a subjective view of events, it has brought a much-needed humourous viewpoint to a band viewed by many as introspective miserablists.

In July 2005 Mason joined Gilmour, Wright and, for the first time in 24 years, Waters on stage for a four song set at the Live 8 concert in London.

Solo Albums
Fictitious Sports (1981, a Carla Bley album in all but name)
Profiles (1985, with Rick Fenn)

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