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Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter and painter. He was a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, and was the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter during the band’s psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early compositions. He is credited with naming the band, but left the group in April 1968 and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness exacerbated by drug use.Barrett was musically active for fewer than ten years. He recorded four singles with Pink Floyd, the debut album (and contributed to the second one), plus several unreleased songs. In 1969, Barrett initiated his solo career when he released the single “Octopus”, taken from his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs (1970). The album was recorded over the course of one year (1968–1969) with five different producers (Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Barrett himself). Nearly two months after Madcap was released, Barrett began working on his second and final album, Barrett (produced by Gilmour and featuring contributions from Richard Wright), which was released in late 1970. He then went into self-imposed seclusion lasting until his death in 2006. In 1988, an album of unreleased tracks and outtakes, Opel, was released by EMI with Barrett’s approval.Barrett’s innovative guitar work and exploration of experimental techniques, such as using dissonance, distortion and feedback, had an enormous impact on many musicians, from David Bowie to Brian Eno to Jimmy Page. His recordings were also noted for their strongly British-accented vocal delivery. In his post-music life, Barrett continued with painting and dedicated himself to gardening. Biographies began appearing in the 1980s. Pink Floyd wrote and recorded several tributes to him, most notably the 1975 album Wish You Were Here, which included “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, a homage to Barrett. 

Full Name Syd Barrett
Net Worth $11 Million
Date Of Birth January 6, 1946
Died July 7, 2006, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Height 1.8 m
Occupation Musician, singer-songwriter, artist, poet
Profession Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Painter, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Education Camberwell College of Arts, Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Parents Arthur Max Barrett, Winifred Barrett, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Siblings Rosemary Breen, Alan Barrett, Ruth Barrett, Donald Barrett, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Nicknames Roger Keith Barrett, Syd Barrett, Barrett, Roger Keith
IMDB http://imdb.com/name/nm0057294
Music Groups Pink Floyd, Stars, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Movies The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story, Syd Barrett: Under Review
Star Sign Capricorn
Trademark
1 Singing with an English accent
Quote
1 Getting used to the studio and everything was fun, we freaked about a lot. I was working very hard then.
2 Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it’s so clean.
3 I don’t really read a lot. Maybe I should.
4 I do tend to take lines from other lines I like, and then write around them.
5 Fairy-tales are nice.
6 A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing.
7 If I’d stayed at college I would have become a teacher.
8 I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time.
9 I like songs that are simple.
10 Have you seen the roses? There’s a whole lot of colours.
11 When we parted I had written everything for the group. My leaving sort of evened things out within the group.
12 I’d like to be rich. I’d like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends.
13 It’s always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I’m a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn’t reach that point.
14 The only work I’ve done the last two years is interviews. I’m very good at it.
15 I’ve just had an operation, but nothing too serious.
16 I’m full of dust and guitars.
17 I’m disappearing, avoiding most things.
18 I don’t think I’m easy to talk about. I’ve got a very irregular head. And I’m not anything that you think I am anyway.
19 I think it’s good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people.
20 I’m treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time.
21 I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any.
22 I’m sorry I can’t speak very coherently.
23 I wasn’t always this introverted.
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Fact
1 He was cited as an influence by artists such as David Bowie and Paul Weller. Bowie described Barrett as “so charismatic and such a startlingly original songwriter”, as well as being, along with Anthony Newley, one of the first performers he’d heard sing popular music with a British accent.
2 Was a diabetic
3 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Pink Floyd) in 1996.
4 The Pink Floyd album, “Wish You Were Here”, is a tribute to him.
5 After leaving Pink Floyd, he recorded two solo albums: “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett”, both LPs. Additional material from these sessions was compiled and released as the album “Opel” in 1988.
6 Was a member of Pink Floyd from 1964-1968, and wrote most of the songs on the band’s debut album “Piper At The Gates of Dawn” (1967).
7 During the taping of the band’s appearance on The Pat Boone Show (1967) in 1967, he was so stoned that he couldn’t even lip-sync his own vocals, much less mime his own guitar playing (bands playing on television in those days would often mime along to their hit records). Syd instead stood, staring stone-faced at the camera. Eventually bassist Roger Waters began lip-syncing his vocals.
8 Before joining Pink Floyd in 1964, he worked as an actor, painter and writer.
9 Former member of rock group Pink Floyd.

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Doctor Strange 2016 writer: “Interstellar Overdrive”
Buttwhistle 2014 writer: “Octopus”
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Something in the Air 2012 performer: “Terrapin” / writer: “Terrapin”
David Gilmour: Live in Gdansk 2008 Video writer: “Astronomy Domine”
David Gilmour Remember That Night 2007 TV Special documentary writer: “Arnold Layne”
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 Documentary writer: “See Emily Play”
Off the Black 2006 performer: “Love You” / writer: “Love You”
Zeldman 2006 Short performer: “Octopus” / writer: “Octopus”
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Mysterious Skin 2004 writer: “Golden Hair”
Pink Floyd Video Anthology 2003 writer: “Interstellar Overdrive”, “Arnold Layne”, “Pow R Toc H”, “Astronomy Domine”, “The Scarecrow”, “Apples and Oranges”, “Jugband Blues”, “See Emily Play”, “Flaming”
David Gilmour in Concert 2002 Video writer: “Terrapin”, “Dominoes”
VH1 Legends TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2002 writer – 1 episode, 2002
The X-Files 2001 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Omnibus TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2001 writer – 1 episode, 2001
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Derrick 1989 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Nekoliko prizora iz jednog Estebanovog zivota 1987 Short writer: “Pow R. Toc H.”
House of De Sade 1977 writer: “Astronomy Domine” – uncredited
Domination Blue 1976 writer: “Astronomy Domine” – uncredited
The Cosmic Crystal 1973 Short writer: “Astronomy Dominé live”
San Francisco 1968 Short writer: “Interstellar Overdrive” – uncredited
Tienerklanken TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1968 writer – 1 episode, 1968
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges 1968 Short performer: “Apples and Oranges” / writer: “Apples and Oranges”
Pink Floyd London ’66-’67 1967 Documentary short performer: “Interstellar Overdrive”, “Nick’s Boogie” / writer: “Interstellar Overdrive”
New American Bandstand 1965 1967 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London 1967 Documentary performer: “Interstellar Overdrive”, “Nick’s Boogie” / writer: “Interstellar Overdrive”
Top of the Pops 1967 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Pat Boone Show 1967 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Scene at 6:30 1967 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne 1967 Short performer: “Arnold Layne” / writer: “Arnold Layne”
The Look of the Week 1966 TV Series writer: “Pow R. Toc H”, “Astronomy Domine”, “Interstellar Overdrive”
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Composer

Title Year Status Character
Pink Floyd Video Anthology 2003
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Tienerklanken 1968 TV Series 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges 1968 Short
Pink Floyd London ’66-’67 1967 Documentary short
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne 1967 Short uncredited

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Tienerklanken 1968 TV Series musician – 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges 1968 Short musician
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne 1967 Short musician

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond 1975 Short dedicatee

Self

Title Year Status Character
Pink Floyd: Vidéo Anthology (1966-1967) Vol.1 2011 Documentary short Himself
Tienerklanken 1968 TV Series Himself
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges 1968 Short Himself (voice)
Pink Floyd London ’66-’67 1967 Documentary short Himself – Guitar
New American Bandstand 1965 1967 TV Series Himself
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1967 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Scene at 6:30 1967 TV Series Himself
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne 1967 Short Himself (uncredited)
Syd Barrett’s First Trip 1966 Documentary short Himself
The Look of the Week 1966 TV Series Himself – Interviewee

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Get All That, Ant? 2015 Documentary
Rock Legends 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here 2012 Documentary Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Syd Barrett: Under Review 2006 Video documentary Himself
Rock Milestones: Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here 2005 Video documentary Himself
Pink Floyd Video Anthology 2003 Himself
VH1 Legends 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Omnibus 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall 2000 Video documentary Himself