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Roger Keith Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge...

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Mick Rock dies – iconic photographer and Syd’s friend

We were very sorry to hear about the death of the psychedelic renegade Mick Rock today.   He captured Syd, David Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry and many more, in photos which have been central to the image of music since the 1960s.    To read more about his life and his impact on the […]

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Syd’s guitar sale benefits local and national charity

On the 28th October, Cheffins, the Cambridge auctioneers, sold Syd’s 12-string Yamaha acoustic guitar for £16,000.  We are very delighted to report that the proceeds of this sale will go straight to two chosen charities, MIND and the Arthur Rank Hospice.  These two charities were chosen by the family honoring the memories of both Syd […]

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Syd’s Yamaha Guitar in Cambridge Auction

The Cambridge Auctioners, Cheffins, have many pieces of Syd Barrett memorabilia for sale in their next auction on 28th October 2021.  One of these lots is a 12-string acoustic Yamaha guitar owned by Syd and which was passed onto his brother, Alan.  Alan died last year and it seems timely now to put this guitar […]

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‘Orange Dahlias’ – Syd Barrett painting in auction

A painting that Syd gave to his Art Teacher as a gift is up for sale at Cheffins Auction house, in Cambridge on the 27th May 2021.     For a little bit of Syd history and to see how this piece of art has lived it’s life so far, please follow this link  Here also, […]

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Duggie Fields (1945-2021)

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Duggie Fields.  An iconic and exciting artist and, for a time, Syd’s flat mate.  Please find here the link to Duggie’s obituary, detailing his extraordinary life.  

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