Nick Mason is a renowned English composer and drummer. It is estimated that Nick Mason is worth one hundred million dollars. He was a member of the famous rock band group known as the Pink Floyd. He made history as the only member of the famous group who has stayed with Pink Floyd throughout its existence.
He did not restrict his expertise to Pink Floyd; he had a brief career as a guest percussionist on various artists’ albums. He was the author of the “Into the Red” which was released in 1998.
He was born on January 27, 1944 in Birmingham England. The parents gave him the name Nicholas Berkeley Mason. He would fondly be remembered as a drummer more than any other thing. Since the famous band group was formed in 1965, Mason was the only person who stayed with this band throughout their career.
Throughout his stay in the group, he was very active in their activities as the chief drummer, though he did not drum in all their songs. However, he was involved in all their most popular singles such as the “Time and Echoes.” Some of their best songs were credited to Mason, the most popular are Speak to Me (from the Dark Side of the Moon), The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party 1-3 (from Ummagumma). There is no doubt that Pink Floyd made Mason popular, because the group was the most successful rock band that has ever existed. They were also very successful commercially. The group is remembered today for several things, especially for space rock music, and psychedelic. Nobody can talk about the history of progressive rock music without mentioning the contribution of Pink Floyd in which Nick Mason played a leading role as a drummer.
Throughout the band career, they have released at least 14 international albums. Thirteen of these albums have reached the topmost in the United States of America music charts, except the Animals, which could not reach the number one. Nick mason was made famous for some of the studio releases, which he served as their drummer. Some of the releases that made nick famous include the Dark Side of the Moon, which was released in 1973. This was followed by another popular release Wish You Were Here this was released in 1975. The third popular release that made him famous includes the Animals released in 1977, as well as the Walls, which was released in 1979.
The group became less active in the mid 1980’s when one of the popular members of the band Roger Waters left the group. Both Mason and Rogers were in court for seven years over the ownership of the name Pink Floyd. This did not end the relationship between them as they performed together in 2002.
Although Nick Mason was mostly associated with Pink Floyd, he is the proud owner of two companies, which include Nick Mason Music Overseas and the Nick Mason Music. Apart from these, he has stakes in different businesses, which are doing well. One of such businesses is the Key Ring Maker in Shropshire.
It was estimated that the total size of his worth is now $100m. This makes him one of the richest and influential composers and drummers in this world. He is currently residing in Hampstead, London with members of his family. His second wife has two sons for him. The two sons are Carry and Guy. This is in addition to two daughters Chloe and Holly from his previous marriage with Lindy Rutter. He is an avid classic car collector. He spent quite a lot in purchasing popular models like Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, Martin and so on.