Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician who co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd in 1965. Barrett named the group and was their original frontman and primary songwriter, becoming known for his English-accented singing, literary influences, free-form writing style, and whimsical take on psychedelia.
Thanks go to all who have helped, particularly Mark Jones, Goran Nystrom, Sam Britton, Joanna Kosinska and members of the Barrett family: Don, Ginny, Ian and Paul Site produced and authorised by the Barrett family to remember Syd (known to them as Roger) and his talents
Fronted by lead guitarist and songwriter Syd Barrett, and including bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and organist Richard Wright, the band cracked the Top 20 in the United Kingdom with...
Syd Barrett Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician. Barrett is most famous for founding the rock band Pink Floyd. He started the band in 1965 under several different names and wrote the band's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Being one of the oldest and most popular sites about Syd Barrett and the early Pink Floyd. Since May of 1997 The Syd Barrett Archives has strived to be the most complete source of materials for Syd Barrett on the web.
Roger Keith Barrett, better known as Syd Barrett, was born in Cambridge, England on January 6, 1946. Barrett was the fourth of five children born to Max …
You all know who Syd Barrett is even if you think you don't. Without him there would have been no Pink Floyd. Barrett dominated the band during their first years, writing most of their material, singing lead vocals and playing lead guitar.
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The Madcap Laughs is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter Syd Barrett. It was recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April 1968.
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The greatest cult figure in rock history, he created a whimsical, haunting brand of psychedelia both on his own and as the early leader of Pink Floyd.
1 VIDEO | 11 IMAGES Syd Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Roger Keith Barrett. He died on July 7, 2006 in Cambridge. See full bio »
Lyrics to 'Octopus' by Syd Barrett. Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' You have no word Trip, trip to a dream dragon Hide your wings in a ghost tower Sails cackling at every plate we break
Syd Barrett, (Roger Keith Barrett), British singer-songwriter and guitarist (born Jan. 6, 1946, Cambridge, Eng.—died July 7, 2006, Cambridge), was the original creative force behind the rock group Pink Floyd.
And so did Syd Barrett ― the leading figure of the band in the pre-Gilmour period of 1967, whose drug-induced madness helped them become the “next big thing,” but at a terrible cost. David Gilmour in 2015. Photo by Jimmy Baikovicious CC BY SA 2.0
The mental breakdown of Syd Barrett as told by Record producer Peter Jenner, Nick Mason,Richard Wright,David Gilmour and Syds Sister Rosemarie.
Ten years on from his death, the magic and mystery of Syd Barrett as the architect of Pink Floyd endures – and a larger canvas emerges of a confident, multi-talented originator, forever compelled to charter new creative territories.
Pink Floyd's first release on the label was the Barrett-penned single Arnold Layneb/w Candy and a Currant Bun, the A-side having been recorded with producer Joe …
Syd Barrett lead the band during their beginning years, writing most of their music and lyrics, playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals. In March of 1967 Syd's association with the Pink Floyd band that he created ended. Syd went on to record two solo albums, 'The Madcap Laughs' and 'Barrett'. Syd later performed with the group Stars, a band ...
Barrett is out there, but what he put down on this double album is vintage Barrett. Filled with all the Barrett- esque nuances one would expect from Syd, it is a must listen if you are remotely intrigued by the genius of his work!
LONDON—If you tend to believe what you hear, rather than what is, Syd Barrett is either dead, behind bars, or a vegetable. He is in fact alive and as confusing as ever, in the town where he was ...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett died Friday (July 7) at the age of 60, reportedly due to complications from diabetes. The artist, who left Pink Floyd in …
Syd Barrett 6th January 1946 – 7th July 2006 On 7th July 2006, Syd Barrett died, aged 60, from complications arising from diabetes. Although only musically active for about seven years, the singer, songwriter and co-founder of Pink Floyd, was one of …
From Rock's Backpages Syd Barrett: the genius who almost was – a classic profile by Nick Kent. The late Pink Floyd leader’s 70th birthday is celebrated with Nick Kent’s piece, first ...
Syd Barrett went on to prove he could still create incredible music with this 1970 release "The Madcap Laughs." He still gets a little help from his Floyd bandmates David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Malcolm Jones is another big contributor on this album. Plus, Jerry Garcia helped cowrite the opening song "Terrapin."
As Dave Swanson of Ultimate Classic Rock tells us, Syd Barrett (pictured on the right) was a wonderful writer and performer of psychedelic music, but unfortunately, the man became as unpredictable as his songs. The year 1967 saw Pink Floyd's star rising higher and higher, but as their fame grew, Barrett's behavior both on and off the stage started getting more and …
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Syd Barrett’s personal history can be hazy at the best of times, but the second half of the Seventies is a particularly dark period about which little is …
Lyrics to 'Dark Globe' by Syd Barrett. Oh where are you now pussy willow that smiled on this leaf? When I was alone you promised the stone from your heart my head kissed the ground I was half the way down, treading the sand
Like a supernova, Roger "Syd" Barrett burned briefly and brightly, leaving an indelible mark upon psychedelic and progressive rock as the founder and original singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of Pink Floyd. Barrett was responsible for most of their brilliant first album, 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but left and/or was fired from the band in early 1968 after his erratic ...
Syd Barrett is a rock figure that continues to last the test of time. You can relive some of Pink Floyd's most historical moments by putting these colorful art pieces throughout your home or office. These Syd Barrett specialties will look great in your garage or art room, and they will enhance your living room or bedroom as well.
One of rock's legendary living dead casualties, guitarist/songwriter Syd [Roger] Barrett formed Pink Floyd in 1965 and made it one of the first art-school bands to abandon blues for druggified psychedelia. Syd fell out of Pink Floyd after a debut album (The …
Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (born 6 January 1946 in Cambridge, England; died 7 July 2006 in Cambridge, England) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and painter, best remembered as a founder member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd.He was the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical …
Written By Syd Barrett. Recorded At Abbey Road Studios, London. Release Date November 14, 1970. Barrett Syd Barrett. 1. Baby Lemonade 2. Love Song ...
Syd Barrett passed away. The obituary was featured in Legacy on July 11, 2006, and Legacy on July 12, 2006. View their obituary at Legacy.com
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett on AllMusic - 1994 - A three-CD box set that enshrines Barrett's…
“Vegetable Man” is a song written by Syd Barrett and subsequently recorded by him in 1967. The song was originally going to be a track on A Saucerful Of Secrets, the 2nd album by Pink Floyd ...
Syd Barrett, the maverick frontman and creative force behind early Pink Floyd, who has died from cancer aged 60, was the ultimate of pop recluses.
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Barrett is the second and final studio album of new material released by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett.Recording began at Abbey Road Studios on 26 February 1970, and lasted for 15 sessions until 21 July. The album was produced by Pink Floyd's guitarist David Gilmour and keyboardist Richard Wright, who also contributed on bass guitar and keyboards respectively, …
In an interview on SiriusXM, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason recalled the “shocking” meeting him and the band had with Syd Barrett during the recording sessions of the bands classic album “Wish You Were Here”. Barrett, who made an unannounced visit to the Abbey Roads studio as the band was working on the “Wish You […]
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