Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett dead

Syd Barrett, the lead vocalist from the original Pink Floyd died last Friday.
Barrett wrote most of the songs on Pink Floyd's first LP The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967).
However he had to leave the group a while later since he couldn't handle the pop star life. To speak frankly he got a drug problem.

Barrett recorded a couple of solo efforts after that but never got close to the magic of the songs he did for the very psychedelic Pink Floyd of the 60's.
Swedish Broadcasting reports that Barrett died in his home in Cambridgeshire.
He suffered from diabetes.

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Watch this early Pink Floyd (with Syd) clip from the TV show The Look Of The Week. Music and interview:

Pink Floyd "Jugband Blues":

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