Entries by Dan

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 strongly condemning Russia’s continued attack and invasion of Ukraine.

Syd’s guitar sale benefits local and national charity

On the 28th October, Cheffins, the Cambridge auctioneers, sold Syd’s 12-string Yamaha acoustic guitar for £16,000.  We are very delighted to report that the proceeds of this sale will go straight to two chosen charities, MIND and the Arthur Rank Hospice.  These two charities were chosen by the family honoring the memories of both Syd […]

Syd’s Yamaha Guitar in Cambridge Auction

The Cambridge Auctioners, Cheffins, have many pieces of Syd Barrett memorabilia for sale in their next auction on 28th October 2021.  One of these lots is a 12-string acoustic Yamaha guitar owned by Syd and which was passed onto his brother, Alan.  Alan died last year and it seems timely now to put this guitar […]

Duggie Fields (1945-2021)

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Duggie Fields.  An iconic and exciting artist and, for a time, Syd’s flat mate.  Please find here the link to Duggie’s obituary, detailing his extraordinary life.  

*NEW BOOK* The Lyrics of Syd Barrett

The new Syd Barrett Lyric book gives you the opportunity to be word perfect next time you are singing along to any of Syd’s songs and acts as the written aid to understanding the poetry of Syd’s lyrics, with a foreword from former Pink Floyd manager, Peter Jenner. “reading the lyrics on a page offers […]

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Autumn Colours Music Festival 2020

Enjoy the music of Syd Barrett, in Paris, this September The Autumn Colours music festival features new interpretations of many Syd Barrett songs over four evenings… The electronic music festival “Couleurs d’Automne” (Autumn Colours) which takes place between September 17th and September 27th at the Aleph Theatre in Ivry-sur-Seine (which is a suburb of Paris) […]