Graham Coxon reviews rock legend Syd Barrett's art


Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has reviewed an exhibition of the artwork of rock legend Syd Barrett for BBC Radio Four's Front Row, saying it was "fresh and playful".

Coxon has been heavily influenced by the original Pink Floyd frontman, who quit the band when drugs and mental illness took their toll.

He disappeared from public life in 1970 and died in 2004 having lived as a recluse.

Front Row's John Wilson was also joined by Barrett's sister Rosemary Breen at the exhibition, who told him that Barrett quit Pink Floyd after it stopped becoming fun.

To hear more on this listen to Front Row here.

Syd Barrett: Art and Letters runs at the Idea Generation gallery in London 18 March - 10 April.

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