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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
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Psychedelic, Psychedelic Pop, British Psychedelia, Art Rock, Folk-Rock
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Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett was excluded from Pink Floyd in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new frontman, and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness.
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Syd Barrett(born Roger Keith Barrett; 6 January 1946-July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter,guitarist and artist. He is most remembered as a founding member of psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, although he left the group in 1968 amidst speculations of mental illness exacerbated by heavy drug use. He was active as a rock musician for about seven years, recording two albums with Pink Floyd and two solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion lasting more than thirty years. His post-rock band life was as an artist and keen gardener, ending with his death in 2006, and a number of biographies have been written about him since the 1980`s. During his withdrawal from public life there were numerous works about him, most notably his former band Pink Floyd`s 1975 album Wish You Were Here.
Cambridge High School For Boys
Cambridge Tech, Camberwell Art School (1964)
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Roger Keith Barrett
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Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond: The Dawn Of Pink Floyd  (Mike Watkinson), Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's Lost Genius  (Tim Willis), Psychedelic Renegades: With Photographs of Syd Barrett by Mick Rock  (Mick Rock), Lost in the Woods - Syd Barrett & the Pink Floyd  (Julian Palacios)
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Arthur Max Barrett (father) (pathologist)
Winifred Barrett (mother)
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Stash De Rola (Dandy and playboy)
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space rock, psychedelic folk, blues rock, experimental rock, avant-garde, psychedelic pop
Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, ukulele, banjo
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Rock, psychedelic rock
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passed away on 7th Jul 2006 aged 60. |||
Syd Barrett passed away on 7th Jul 2006 aged 60.
Syd Barrett was in relationships with Gilly Staples (1969), Gayla Pinion (1969 - 1970), Kari Ann (1968), Mary Johnson (1967), June Child (1967 - 1968), Jenny Fabian (1967), Lynsey Korner (1966 - 1968), Viv Brans (1965), Jenny Spires (1964 - 1966), Libby Gausden (1961 - 1964), Juliet Mitchell and Susan Kingsford.
He is rumoured to have hooked up with Uschi Obermaier.
Syd Barrett is a 60 year old English Musician. Born Roger Keith Barrett on 6th January, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England and educated at Cambridge High School For Boys, he is famous for Pink Floyd in a career that spans 1964–1974 (music). His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
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20th-century English singers,
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20th-century English painters.
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