RIP, Syd Barrett: January 6, 1946 – July 7, 2006
** Updated, see below **
Syd Barrett died on the 7th of this month of a diabetes related illness. Other people have written about Barrett, the former front man and co-founder of Pink Floyd with three solo albums to his name, so I will just post some links.
- Wikipedia's entry on Barrett.
- A story from 2002 in The Observer about Barrett.
- The Observer's Obituary.
- The Beeb's Article and Obituary.
- BBC article by Joe Boyd, author of White Bicycles.
- And CBC's Article.
Overkill? Yeah, but what the hell... Pink Floyd has always been a favouite of mine and Syd deserves no less.
** Decided to update this entry with some links to YouTube for Syd Clips.
Televised Syd Obituary and No.2
Astronomy Domine and AD pt 2
Apples and Oranges
Corporal Clegg (actually, Syd is probably not in this one)
BBC Look of the Week (interview with Roger Waters and Roger "Syd" Barrett)
Lucifer Sam (fan video edited to the period)
Interstellar Overdrive - The UFO Club (crap sound but cool footage