The late Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett, from Cambridge, was a co-founder of the 1960’s music group ‘Pink Floyd’ and performed on lead guitar and vocals. He also composed many of their songs. He was responsible for inspiring an entire generation of musicians to develop their own indigenous brand of English rock music.

Syd was quintessentially English, penning idiosyncratic songs unique in style and tone.  He had a hugely attractive personality and with his good looks he was difficult to ignore. He was a quick witted clown who kept family and friends laughing at his good natured cheekiness throughout his younger years. Always interested in experimenting with music, he played the recorder, piano, ukulele, Jews harp and guitar all to a good standard.

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Cambridge University students introduced to Syd

Thomas Gilhooly, student at Cambridge University, took the opportunity recently of introducing Syd to a Cambridge University student audience via an article (here's the link) in the student newspaper, the Varsity. Using the 50 years since…

29 March 2022

As with the works of Pink Floyd from 1987 onwards, and David Gilmour’s solo material, all of Syd Barrett’s solo recordings are now being removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus. This is to stand with the world in…

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…

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Bowie was a big fan of Syd ❤

I was in the audience for this. A great night.

I still can’t believe Bowie is gone. Like when I watch him in the Live Aid footage and he walks out on stage confident as hell with that smile on his face I think “How can someone like that be mortal?”

Soltanto il Duca poteva interpretare il brano simbolo di Syd, in un Live di David John Gilmour. Penso che Barret fosse reincarnato nel corpo di Bowie. Ora stanno certamente duettando lassù .

The results were so so, but glad it went down. Made me miss Syd more

Wasn't Syd a big influence of the Ziggy Stardust persona?


Arnold Layne, had a strange hobby, collecting clothes, moonshine washing line..........................................And good on you David Bowie to love Syd Barrett songs 😍✋👍


Lucca Arce

Meglio l'originale


2 su tre non ci son più….

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Love this tune. Barrett's talent went largely unrecognised & continues to be. He was not irreversibly affected by drugs, but rather by being thrust into a spotlight under which his creativity would be stifled. Rest well, Syd.

A unique, original and truly amazing talent. Irreplaceable and forever hugely missed. 🔥


Love this song

"And the sea isn't green and i Iove the queen... And what exactly is a dream? And what exactly is a joke?"

canzone che parla chiaro della sua intuizione della sua ormai esclusione dal gruppo che poco dopo diventerà realtà ! ......comunque Barret resterà un mito inimitabile,le sue canzoni come disse qualcuno le dipingeva!

And I love the Queen

Loves the Queen, no joke!

The only song with both Syd and David Gilmour

What exactly is a joke,what exactly is a dream...

Il vero genio del progetto PF sei tu 💙

Il Testamento Musicale lasciato da Syd Barrett ai Pink Floyd. Un brano presente nell'album "A Saucerful Of Secrets" (1968) dei Pink Floyd ed e' il brano che "chiude" l'album come se si volesse chiudere un capitolo, il capitolo di Syd con la band di Cambridge. Per Sempre...SYD! ❤😍

E si potrebbe anche citare "..... and if the band you're in starts play different tunes......"

Real leader!

er bleibt für immer in meinem Herz!!!!!!!

Ce l'ho in una cassetta trovata mercatino americano di Livorno, nel 73/74...

Beautiful song.

I Love This Song Forever 🖤❣️🤘😎 I Love him Syd Barrett he live' s in my heart !

LOVE this song fiercely, but WHO in their management thought it had "single" potential?!?!

Jugband Blues Pink Floyd Lyrics/Letras It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here And I'm most obliged to you for making it clear That I'm not here And I never knew the Moon could be so big And I never knew the Moon could be so blue And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes And brought me here instead dressed in red And I'm wondering who could be writing this song I don't care if the Sun don't shine And I don't care if nothing is mine And I don't care if I'm nervous with you I'll do my loving in the Winter And the sea isn't green And I love the Queen And what exactly is a dream? And what exactly is a joke? Jugband Blues Es muy considerado por su parte pensar en mí aquí Y estoy muy agradecido por dejarlo claro Que yo no estoy aquí Y no sabía que la Luna podría ser tan grande Y no sabía que la Luna podría ser tan azul Y estoy agradecido de que me saqué los zapatos viejos Y me trajo aquí en vez vestido de rojo Y me pregunto quién podría estar escribiendo esta canción No me importa si el Sol no brilla Y no me importa si nada es mío Y no me importa si estoy nervioso con usted Voy a hacer mi amor en el invierno Y el mar no es verde Y me encanta la Reina Y ¿qué es exactamente un sueño? Y ¿qué es exactamente una broma?

Has everyone here heard the great song Kevin Ayers wrote about Syd called 'Oh Wot a Dream' ? The best version is live on the OGWT available on Youtube.



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“I don’t go into a session intending to make any kind of statement. I’m looking for the mysterious, how to explore the unique enigma of the situation.”

Syd Barrett (Official) #ShotByRock in 1969
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My favourite xx

They gave up on you Sid ... they all did ...

Genije sa kratkim rokom trajanja.

As you do! 😃

He did a lot of acid like me 🙂

Shine On...SYD! ❤

Se te extraña compañero...

More crap than a oaps underpants.

Steve Cook is that our car?

Shine on Forever 🖤 Syd Barrett ❣️✌️😎🎸🎶🎵🎼♦️♦️♦️




Shine forever Syd 💖


Syd rules

Earl's Court Wetherby mansion.

Oh ffs, artists should really stfu about their art. You did something right, let it speak for itself, so easy to slip into fuckin banality explaining your work.

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