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Syd Barrett

voc, g, 1946-2006 GB, Cambridge
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Roger Keith Barrett Crazy Diamond

British guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and painter. Born: 6 January 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. Died: 7 July 2006 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (aged 60). A key figure in the development of London's underground music scene during the late 1960s and –despite his rather brief period of activity– a continuing influence on popular (and unpopular) music onward into the 21st century. Unfortunately, soon after achieving success with Pink Floyd, he began to suffer from mental problems, possibly complicated by drug use, from which he never fully recovered. Having become increasingly unpredictable in person and unreliable as performer, he was pushed out of the band in 1968. He continued with a brief solo career, releasing eclectic albums The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, before leaving the music industry and spending the rest of his life living in relative seclusion. Barrett had an infamous "reunion" with Pink Floyd in 1975, when he showed up at the mixing session for Shine On You Crazy Diamond, ironically a song written in tribute to him. His appearance - Overweight and shaven haired - shocked and saddened his former bandmates. Barrett died in 2006, following complications with diabetes.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Spoken Word
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Octopus on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
Terrapin on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
Here I Go on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
Baby Lemonade on Barrett by Syd Barrett
Dominoes on Barrett by Syd Barrett
Love You on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
Dark Globe on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
No Good Trying on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett
Gigolo Aunt on Barrett by Syd Barrett
Golden Hair on The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
...And The Other Stories Vol.2Syd Barrett2019Compil.
Die LaughingSyd Barrett2019Album
Joyful LunacySyd Barrett2017Album
Joyful Lunacy: The Syd Barrett AnthologySyd Barrett2016Album
Beyond Rhyme Nor ReasonSyd Barrett2016Album
Dark GlobeSyd Barrett / R.E.M.2015Single
Have You Got It Yet ? The Recordings 1968 - 1974Syd Barrett2012Album
ScarecrowSyd Barrett2012Compil.
The Malcolm Jones & Peter Jenner TapesSyd Barrett & Pink Floyd2011Compil.
An Introduction To Syd BarrettSyd Barrett2010Compil.
Psychedelic Freak OutSyd Barrett2010Compil.
Up Close And PersonalSyd Barrett2009Single
Ultimate Collection 1965-1969Syd Barrett2009Album
You Got It Now!Syd Barrett2008Compil.
Gigolo Aunt c/w Baby LemonadeSyd Barrett2007Single
Maximum Syd Barrett (The Unauthorised Biography Of Syd Barrett)Syd Barrett2006Album
Under Review - An Independent Critical AnalysisSyd Barrett2005Album
The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett StoryPink Floyd & Syd Barrett2003Album
The Best Of Syd Barrett - Wouldn't You Miss Me?Syd Barrett2001Compil.
Syd Barrett's First TripSyd Barrett2001Single
Solo ProjectPink Floyd, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett2001Compil.
the wind in the willowsSyd Barrett2000Compil.
The Syd Barrett Archives - Volume 2 - The Pink Floyd: Outtakes and Alternate VersionsSyd Barrett1999Album
Unforgotten HeroSyd Barrett1999Album
The BBC Sessions and Interviews Volume 1Syd Barrett1999Album
A Fish Out Of WaterLuca Ferrari, Annie Marie Roulin Write Upon Syd Barrett1996Single
Syd - Whatever Happened To The Cosmic Dream?Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett1996Album
Out Of Sight, Out Of MindSyd Barrett1994Compil.
Acid CasualtySyd Barrett1994Compil.
Crazy DiamondSyd Barrett1993Single
Crazy DiamondSyd Barrett1993Album
Magnesium ProverbsSyd Barrett1993Compil.
Octopus (The Best Of)Syd Barrett1992Compil.
OpelSyd Barrett1988Album
The Peel SessionsSyd Barrett1988Album
Where Is The Madcap Called Syd...Syd Barrett / Anthony Moore / Peter Sellers And The Hollywood Party1988Single
Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)Syd Barrett1988Album
Vegetable Man Where Are You?Syd Barrett1987Album
Flapdoodle DealingSyd Barrett1986Single
Melk WegSyd Barrett1986Album
Sid Barrett Solo / Sid Barrett With Pink FloydSyd Barrett1986Album
TattoodSyd Barrett1982Album
Still LaughingSyd Barrett1978Album
The Madcap Laughs / BarrettSyd Barrett1974Compil.
The Madcap LaughsSyd Barrett1970Album
BarrettSyd Barrett1970Album
Octopus / Golden HairSyd Barrett1969Single
Plasticus ArtifactusSyd BarrettSingle
Olympia Exhibition Hall, London June 6, 1970Syd BarrettSingle
WolfpackSyd BarrettSingle
Vinyl Sessions E.P.Syd BarrettSingle
Lucy Leave & Other RaritiesSyd BarrettAlbum
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