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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Fairfield halls Croydon, tomorrow my 4th time i am see this tour great just like the 60's, saw the first round twice now twice as the Echoes

Syd Barrett should have his name in the highest level of music writers

Arnold Layne🙂💯👏👏👏😄👌👍

Very cool!

Syd, por ti estamos todos aquí.

Without Syd, there would be NO Pink Floyd, not only gave their start and early fame, he even influenced their later successes with Dark side and Wish you - and they SACKED him !


Sonia Horne

My own view is drugs and mental illness aside which where all obviously out of control. Syd didn't want the adulation fame and attention he was just a talented artistic bloke who passed on it all said and done

It’s not the same without Syd. Some songs shouldn’t be covered

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