Nick Mason receives CBE

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, has been awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music.

He was presented with his CBE by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 2 May 2019.

Mason is the longest serving member of Pink Floyd which was formed in London in 1965 and he’s featured on every album they’ve produced. He co-wrote several songs, including Echoes, Time and One of These Days.

From their first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the progressive rock band gathered a loyal following. Their most famous album, The Dark Side of the Moon, is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Mason now tours with his new band, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets.

In 1992 he moved to Middlewick House near Corsham (the former home of Camilla Parker Bowles.) He lives there with his second wife Annette Lynton (known as Nettie).