Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett, 1946-2006


Syd Barrett, co-founder of Pink Floyd, is dead. Even though he left the band for a life as a recluse, his presence permeated Floyd's greatest work. Shine on you crazy diamond.

3 comments:

Benjie516 said...

Holy moly, I didn't even know he was still alive. Has he just been holed up in an insane asylum all these years? A biographical BillyPost might be in order for this supremely unique figure (so I don't have to do the research myself).

Benjie516 said...

Holy Shieski! I just read the news report and it turns out that he died YEARS AGO, living a quiet life, painting and riding his bicycle at his mum's house in Cambridge.

josef said...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T