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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Because David Gilmour wasn’t there

They just got signed to EMI!

Because that was them at their peak. And when they were an interesting creative force with things to say in their music. And they had not yet become sad dad prog. Imho. 😁

Personally, I think Floy was more original and creative with Syd, Gillmore being more predictable.

Original PF just went under contract.

Baby Lemonade by Syd Barrett on Progrock for Requesters 86: Ft. A-Z w Mark Zonder and Music of 1970! podcasts.progrock.com/2022/08/04/progrock-for-requester-86-ft-a-z-w-mark-zonder-and-the-year-1970/

A day Syd would probably later regret.

I love his smile💎

Answered already. Look how high syd jumped. Legend

arnold layne when to number one

Is that Syd doco coming out yet?!

They just signed with EMI?

Did they just finish the photo shoot/video for See Emily Play?

Because the Arsenal had won an away match! 🙃

gettomg signed to EMI in 1967

Day they got signed

The Real PF...

Por que pegaron alto gotero😂

Signed

First record deal signed.

Lots of LSD for the band and they got news that they’re the house band at the UFO club?? 🥴😵‍💫🤯

Primer contrato discográfico

They just signed a recording contract...

Is that Davey Graham doco coming out yet?!

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A groundbreaking new book, Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 sheds fresh light on the Syd Barrett era, with revelations about the Floyd's lost BBC April 1967 appearance, improved quality recordings and a rediscovered 1969 Barrett & Nick Mason interview.
Quotes from early reviews: "an extraordinary amount of research", "a work of art in its own right", "I sat down to read the intro and was still reading at 4AM", "the bar has been raised".

More details at www.floydstuff.com
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A groundbreaking new book, Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 sheds fresh light on the Syd Barrett era, with revelations about the Floyds lost BBC April 1967 appearance, improved quality recordings and a rediscovered 1969 Barrett & Nick Mason interview. 
Quotes from early reviews: an extraordinary amount of research, a work of art in its own right, I sat down to read the intro and was still reading at 4AM, the bar has been raised.

 More details at www.floydstuff.com

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The only interesting era of Floyd imho 😏

Thank you for supporting us Syd Barrett (Official)! Our book was two years in the making and we are hugely enjoying sharing our discoveries.

I just started reading and it was really hard to put down again! Cannot wait to get back to it 🙂 So excited to learn more about the BBC recordings and how the best sources were discovered! Such a shame that they didn't seem to care much about that when they compiled The Early Years box!

Looks like essential reading for me. Not really sure what the revelations are regarding the Playhouse theatre live session from April 3rd, but i guess i'll have to get the book to find out. Like others, i would love to see a complete BBC release with the better versions that have circulated for years on bootlegs but not for some reason on 'the early years' box, particularly the first Top Gear session and a stereo version of the 1971 'in concert' broadcast.

Didn’t Syd leave in 68 ???? I’m surprised to hear there’s an interview with him and mason in 69…????

Working my way through it at the moment. Brilliantly researched and highly recommended

I recall an interview on BBC 2 (I think) with Roger Waters and the Interviewer asked him about 'Remember A Day' to which R. W. said 'you'd better ask Rick about that one' (in just a very slightly peeved tone) 😉

I have a serious question: Is there a reliable source for the information that EMI offered Syd Barrett the rights to the name Pink Floyd after he got ousted by the others?

I read it in three afternoons. really great one. grab it if you can. there are not many copies left

We are doing an hour-long live interview with former pirate radio DJ and veteran broadcaster, Robbie Owen, at 9pm GMT on Sunday 7 August. Details at fb.me/e/25LdXQDei

Syd influenced so many other artist !!

How come they all have that look on their faces like they’ve been called to the principal’s office? 🤣

Evan Reid the beatles and floyd are pretty sneaky man

The real Pink Floyd! BWMW ❤

Arnold Layne and Candy are the missing session from the Syd period then ?!

Now this sounds essential

Any new video turn up in the last few years?

Cool Beans👍🏻Wanna read it

Ordered (Australia)

Publish it as an album

This is the OG Pink Floyd Line up 🔥

I just received my hard bound copy. Its a beautiful book. Looking forward to reading it.

Early 60's to 70 for me ....

l'inspirateur ds "Pink Floyd " .💔💖 🎥🎤🎸 youtu.be/XYTemsS0LO4

Lo tengo en vinilo 😁🔝

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Died on this day in 2006

Please take a while to look through the newly improved official website.

We have some lovely early photos and you can see what Syd was like BEFORE he was even Syd

www.sydbarrett.com/photos/family-student/
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Died on this day in 2006

Please take a while to look through the newly improved official website.

We have some lovely early photos and you can see what Syd was like BEFORE he was even Syd

https://www.sydbarrett.com/photos/family-student/

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Shine on you crazy diamond 💎🖤🌑

Looks just like the school kids in the flashback scenes in The Wall movie.

"Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky"

Love Syd Barrett and wish he was here.

I do wonder what pink floyd would have been with syd Barrett, through the years of Roger waters and David Gilmour. In all fairness I don’t think the band would be anywhere as great as when roger and then David had done. I’ll await the abuse haha but it’s my opinion

What an adorable lad he was! We miss you Syd!! 😘❤️

I can remember very well I was in London this day

Handsome boy❤️ Thank you for your great work with the website and for keeping Syd’s memory alive❤️

This one seems to me like the young Pink from The Wall , the movie

Syd was highly gifted & a very handsome entity ☮💜🌠 Thank you ever so much for sharing Syd's life in pictures 📸

3 musics that i connected to him... Whish you where here... Comfortably numb and, of course, Shine on your crazy diamond. Listening to Pink Floyd since I was born (1965), watch them live at the double concert in Lisbon Portugal (went both days), unfortunately already without Roger Waters, but even so a only of a kind concert... best ever

He was a musical wonder. A musical hero of mine

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here . Rest in peace syd barett ❤️❤️💎💎

I liked the 78 photo in the garden. I've always assumed he just wanted away from the rock star life.

in fact his name was roger . THE BAND DID NOT WANT TWO ROGERS AND TURNED HIS NAME TO SYD.

Shine On every Diamond

So sad, my nephew kinda burned his brain out to.

Great website. I really appreciate what you're doing for the fans.

Shine on RKB RIP

Thank you, lovely photos.

Nice tribute to Syd at the latest RW tour.

Allan Openshaw have you seen these? Such a happy little boy.

Some beautiful photos there ❤️

Even back then he looked like a talker😁

Great site, quite a few pics I've never seen before x

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