Tag Archives: Syd Barrett

Syd’s Elephant

Syd Barrett, the visionary co-founder of Pink Floyd, was the groundbreaking band’s original singer, guitar player and main songwriter. Pink Floyd should be admired for their evolution and innovation over five decades, but for some the band was never the same after they lost Syd in 1968. Even after he left the band Barrett wasn’t [...]

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Wish You Were Here

This month we’re celebrating Syd Barrett’s 70th birthday and remembering the 10th anniversary of his death. The family of Syd Barrett has backed a plan to provide a permanent memorial in Cambridge for the Pink Floyd legend. Here’s a word from the Cambridge News… The family of Syd Barrett has backed a plan to provide [...]

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35 Years of The Wall

Pink Floyd has finally released the details of their oft-rumored upcoming new project — a mostly instrumental affair that will serve as a memorial of sorts for late keyboard player Rick Wright. The album will be called The Endless River. I’m not super excited by the announcement, though I’d be more interested if the project [...]

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Happy Birthday, Syd Barrett

The legend of Syd Barrett continues to haunt the music of Pink Floyd and all rock that sounds remotely psychedelic. Today would’ve been Barrett’s 67th birthday if not for his untimely death in July of 2006. In honor of the legend and the man, here’s a fascinating excerpt from a remembrance in The Independent recalling [...]

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