Syd Barrett
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1946-01-06
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Syd Barrett

Biography

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in ...

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Biography

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett was excluded from Pink Floyd in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new guitarist, and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness.

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Baby Lemonade
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Baby Lemonade
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Terripin - BBC Session 24/02/1970
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Terripin - BBC Session 24/02/1970
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Effervescing Elephant (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Effervescing Elephant (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Gigolo Aunt (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Gigolo Aunt (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Baby Lemonade (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Baby Lemonade (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 24 Feb 1970)
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Wouldn't You Miss Me
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Wouldn't You Miss Me
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Two Of A Kind
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Two Of A Kind
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Wined And Dined
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Wined And Dined
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Religious Experience (Singing A Song in The Morning) (feat. Syd Barrett)
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Religious Experience (Singing A Song in The Morning) (feat. Syd Barrett)
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Syd Barrett Biography

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett was excluded from Pink Floyd in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new guitarist, and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness.

Barrett was musically active for less than ten years. With Pink Floyd, he recorded four singles, their debut album (and contributed to the second one), and several unreleased songs. Barrett began his solo career in 1969 with the single "Octopus" from his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs (1970). The album was recorded over the course of a year with five different producers (Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Barrett himself). Nearly two months after Madcap was released, Barrett began working on his second and final album, Barrett (1970), produced by Gilmour and featuring contributions from Richard Wright. He went into self-imposed seclusion until his death in 2006. In 1988, an album of unreleased tracks and outtakes, Opel, was released by EMI with Barrett's approval.

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