Sid Barrett, Rock’s Crazy Diamond dies

Reply Tue 11 Jul, 2006 11:26 pm
Syd Barrett, the former leader of Pink Floyd and one of the key figures of the 60s, has died at the Cambridgeshire home to which he retreated as a recluse from the music scene more than 30 years ago.

The singer, 60, who suffered from a psychedelic drug-induced breakdown at the peak of his career, died last Friday from cancer. He had had diabetes for many years.

His brother Alan confirmed his death yesterday, saying only: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."

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(Pics from today's The Guardian, page 3)
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 11 Jul, 2006 11:36 pm
Syd Barrett

Gifted founding member of Pink Floyd whose talent was destroyed by drugs

source: The Gurdian, 12.07.2006, Obtuaries, page 29
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Reply Tue 11 Jul, 2006 11:37 pm
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 11 Jul, 2006 11:38 pm
Thanks, Tico, didn't notice that.
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Casino Joe
Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 12:06 pm
Well done Walter for noticing that Syd had died as it didn't get much notice back home in the UK when it happened. Would you believe not even a "Special" on TV.

RIP Syd.

A true innovator!

{Such people should be recognised> Syd really started something> We still hear See Emily Play all three time on UK oldies stations}.

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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 10:25 pm
Memorial for Syd
The muse has passed. Pink Floyd is, imho, one of the leading psychedelia bands to hit the mind's of millions. Syd, or Roger, was the muse that sparked a musical phenomena which has echoed for the last 40 years and will continue to do so.

Much luv and happiness to Syd.

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Reply Sat 15 Jul, 2006 07:10 pm
Syd was and is recognized by those who knew him and of him. He was responsible for the genesis of Pink Floyd, and the bands evolution thus far.We can remember him and his music as with anyone we choose to acknowledge for innovation in any field. Spread his music and be wary of the trappings to which he succomed early in his career. Much of the Wish You Were Here album was dedicated to Syd, and I feel that The Wall was based loosely on his life as well. Another person to hopefull look forward to meeting in "The Great Gig in the Sky". Oh oh ooooh oh oh ooooooooooooooooh oh oh ohoh.
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