It was 50 years ago this month (3rd January 1970) that a most unique rock album was released, The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett – an example of “art brut” in music. In a distinctly non-commercial move, the album missed the Christmas market, in spite of a final recording session as early as July 26, […]
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Syd was born 74 years ago on 6th January 1946. For more of his life story, please visit the bio section of this website. This photo is from the family archives and pictures Syd, aged 21, enjoying Christmas day at home with his family.
Brighten your January with some Syd merch, 0ur online merchandise store is offering 15% of all orders for a limited period. Please do visit the shop and take a look around.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition is moving to a new location; Their Mortal Remains is moving to Madrid, Spain, and will be running from 10 May 2019 through to 15 September 2019. If you haven’t yet had a chance to catch this exhibition then this could be your time. It will take place at the IFEMA […]
The Barrett book has been out for a while now but if you haven’t heard about it, it offers a definitive visual companion to Syd’s life and art. The book was created in collaboration with the Barrett family. Full details about the book can be found here: barrettbook.com
The Ballad of Syd & Morgan by Haydn Middleton has recently been published by Propolis Books. The book explores a fictional account of a meeting between Syd Barrett and the author EM Forster: A short counterfactual novel, published exactly fifty years after the encounter it purports to describe. A beautiful young man dressed in Cuban […]
Don’t miss Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets tour, the supergroup formed by the Pink Floyd drummer to play the band’s early songs, including tracks penned by Syd. With Nick Mason on drums, the line-up includes Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Lee Harris of the Blockheads, Guy Pratt and Dom Beken. Click here for more details.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition moves onto it’s next stop at Dortmunder U in Germany. The exhibition will be opened on the 15th September 2018 and stay there until February 2019. For further information on the exhibition, please visit the museum’s website
Addenbrookes Hospital is going to provide the site for a garden in honour of Syd Barrett. The centre piece of the garden will include a sculpture of Syd free wheeling on his bike. The site is perfect as it will offer an outdoor place for visitors to the hospital who might need a peaceful space […]
The Pink Floyd exhibition which ran at the V&A last year opens in Rome on 18th January 2018. This exhibition takes the visitor on a tour of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett. Tickets are available from the main exhibition site.