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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters made honorary citizen of Anzio

Father killed in Allied landing 70 years ago on this day

18 February, 16:43
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters made honorary citizen of Anzio (ANSA) - Anzio, February 18 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on Tuesday received honorary citizenship in the seaside town of Anzio, where his father was killed 70 years ago on this day in an Allied landing as a British soldier during World War II. The songwriter and frontman of the legendary psychedelic rock band was in the town south of Rome to receive the honor at city hall, where he was met by throngs of fans.

Inside, a choir sang songs from his famed 1979 record The Wall: Bring the Boys Back Home and Another Brick in the Wall. Waters also paid homage to a monument unveiled on the site where his father, Eric Fletcher Waters, was killed. "I'm very happy to be here," said Waters in Italian, before switching to English. "I'm extremely moved...and I'm very proud of my father".

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