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…

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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…

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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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Well described. The original is one of the most haunting songs ever recorded. Soooo English too. Nice cover. ps the original was recorded at De Lane Lea studios, Soho.

Loved that!

I have to say I adore Syd Barrett, You Am I and The Soft Boys. What an amazing treat seeing the two of you together singing that… thank you.

Nicely done, lads!

Jugband Blues was not recorded at Abbey Road but at De Lane Lea studios

Nice one, chaps. I like to segue this song from Bike, using a kazoo for the Sally Army part. In combination, the songs have an extra layer of meaning.

"And what exactly is a dream...and what exactly is a joke?"😔

Syd (and the Floyd) did record it there. Somewhere there is an interview with Norman Smith giving the full account. EDIT: I see I am contradicted, maybe it was De Lane Lea, where Vegetable Man and Scream Thy Last Scream were recorded. Still, "Hurricane" Smith was involved with Jugband.

That was amazing

Very phsycodelic and very 1968

I soooo love the last parts of jugband Blues .. *koekoek* 🤣

Quite apt as i am currently wearing my Syd Barrett t shirt!

"ANd I'm wondering who could be writing this song."

Fantastic

Saudades do Syd....

Muito bem...só que de FATO o que é? Peça de vestuário? Ou será FACTO... ?

Yeah Syd Barrett wrote so many great songs after leaving Pink Floyd, and this was a great one, and lots of others, and well done guys 😀👏👍

Very cool.

Thank you

Îmi place asta !

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Syd shines on and for ever will, through his eternal admirers. 🤍 🍊

That Yoko in the background... 🙌

I have this album on vinyl 😊

Always in our minds, forever in our hearts

Madcap the best album of syd

Thank you Syd for your great idea ∆=

great photograph one of my favourites

1er chanteur de Pink Floyd

Perfectly disshevled....

I’ve got all of Syd’s albums. And all of Pink Floyds, except the terrible Animals. A Genius taken from us too soon by Lysergic acid Diethylamide (LSD).

I love these Mick Rock photos of Syd

Such a brilliant brilliant talent taken far too soon 😥😥😥

Many psychiatrists claim he suffered from Asperger's. It is probable. Definitely a genius and like all geniuses I am unregulated Pity

I've got a bike

you are the father behind everything. great genius Syd

Un genio devastato dagli acidi. 🥺

Crazy diamond

Number one . 💙💙💙💙💙

My favorite album and it's not even close.

syd❤️💔

"eh we, no la mires. Los qlos son efímeros, pero la esquizofrenia es eterna" Eso me esta diciendo el Syd y tiene razón

Erick Valério

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