Little is known about the early life of Washington Pinkus Smith-Floyd, who records under the name Pink Floyd, except that he was born with 16 fingers, 14 toes, and a 2-foot tail.
Shunned by his family, he left his village at a very early age and found work as a freak with a traveling circus. On his days off, he took music lessons from the circus's organist, and soon found that his tail and extra digits were significant assets that allowed him to play multiple instruments simultaneously.
One night, after a severe whipping by the circus's alcoholic proprietor, 20-something Floyd ran away to London, where he started busking at train stations. He was soon discovered and signed to Capitol Records.
His first album, Dark Side of the Moon, was released to widespread acclaim in March 2019. The album featured dozens of guests, including Adam Levine, Beck, Meghan Markle, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush Limbaugh, Colin Kaepernick, North West, and Baron Trump.