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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Syd’s Birthday

Today would have been Syd's birthday, born in 1946 to Win and Max Barrett in Cambridge.   To celebrate Syd's birthday, Lee Harris has written a piece on one of Syd's songs in our section Stories behind the Songs.  Lee chose the…
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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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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…

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An early Syd Barrett painting - 'Autumn berries and leaves' - 1963

We have just launched an official Syd Barrett Instagram page.
We will be building it up with regular well known and rare images from the Syd Barrett archives.
And also videos soon.
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An early Syd Barrett painting -  Autumn berries and leaves  - 1963

We have just launched an official Syd Barrett Instagram page.
We will be building it up with regular well known and rare images from the Syd Barrett archives.
 And also videos soon.
visit  https://www.instagram.com/syd_barrettofficial/
  and follow the page

#sydbarrett
#sydbarrettart
#sydbarrettpaintings
#pinkfloyd

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I'm also Schizophrenic and an artist. I find Syd inspiring on so many levels.

I used this as my wallpaper on my work computer. My co-workers would ask me to share it w/them as it’s so beautiful. He did such amazing work!

That's a real good painting ..

What an Artist Syd was! Such an amazing man he was. R.I.P. SO excited to see more!

Would love to have one of those paintings. They should all be in museums.

Lovely painting

Thank you for sharing this!

Beautiful thanks for sending it 😍🎨🎨🎨

Thank you for sharing this!

Molto grande Grandissimo successo

Great, love this painting!

I see Syd’s eye peering out of the pot.

Wonderful ✨

A very talented man on many levels . RIP Syd

Never knew he had other talents

MaryJo

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<33

So much creativity. It is overwhelming.

Melancólica

Yes 🙌

Instagram sucks.

Outstanding!!!

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Today in 1967, Arnold Layne and Candy And A Currant Bun were recorded for Pink Floyd's first single, at Chelsea's Sound Techniques studio - in a previous life, unexpectedly, it was a dairy. Here's the advert for the eventual release: ... See MoreSee Less

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I had an original of this … it’s disappeared ☹️

Love these songs

I have one of these safely stored in my Barrett album 😍

Too bad the B side didn't keep its original title, "Let's Roll Another One" 🙂

My favourite songs!

gone but not forgotten

Iconic single. 🎼🎼

Unexpectedly used to be a dairy - what clever writing or something... 8)

Milky

I have a promo poster of this pic.

Still listen to my hero

Two great amazing songs, that I enjoy hearing & play on guitar 🎸

There’s two music videos for that song. One of them at some beach playing with a mannequin. Then one of them by some trees while it looks like Syd and Roger are fighting Richard just keeps pacing around a tree or two in a constant loop.

Love Arnold Layne!

Fingers crossed the early singles will be re-released at some point. Too bad nobody bothered yet to find the original tapes to remix Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, It Would Be So Nice, and Point Me at the Sky in glorious stereo

Las cosas q pasan los 29/01 eh Caro Carito Follis

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An early Pink Floyd poster for a show at the UFO Club, London 1967

We have just launched an official Syd Barrett Instagram page.
We will be building it up with regular well known and rare images from the Syd Barrett archives.
And also videos soon.
visit www.instagram.com/syd_barrettofficial/
and follow the page
... See MoreSee Less

An early Pink Floyd poster for a show at the UFO Club, London 1967

We have just launched an official Syd Barrett Instagram page.
We will be building it up with regular well known and rare images from the Syd Barrett archives.
 And also videos soon.
visit  https://www.instagram.com/syd_barrettofficial/
  and follow the page

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This is the early Pink Floyd/Austin Powers font. It would look smashing in limpid green too 🤩

Syd pulled Double Duty that evening! Performing with The Pink Floyd as well as giving a karate demonstration.

Don’t attempt karate after using the trip machine

Lode eterna per Syd!

Una joyita

What's an anger movie? A tory election broadcast?

check out these I bought back in 2005-2007? haha 😃 anyone ever seen similar?

Antonio Jesús Reyes "¿lanzamiento de inéditos de Syd Barrett? Si, como no, aquí te va un instagram oficial" 🙄

Great club.

Oh for a Time Machine!

RIP my retinas

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