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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
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Psychedelic, Psychedelic Pop, British Psychedelia, Art Rock, Folk-Rock
Eerie, Quirky, Eccentric, Fractured, Meandering, Sprawling, Insular, Whimsical, Trippy, Bittersweet, Precious, Wistful, Wry, Druggy, Ominous
Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician. 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. He was ousted from Pink Floyd in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new guitarist, and was briefly hospitalised amid speculation of mental illness and his excessive use of psychedelic drugs.
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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
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)
Space Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Blues Rock, Experimental Rock, Avant-Garde, Psychedelic Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Organ, Ukulele, Banjo
Rock, Psychedelic Rock
psychedelic rock, experimental rock
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