Posted from the web by megarock on June 6, 2018
6th June 1970, Syd Barrett played his first gig since leaving Pink Floyd at the Extravaganza 70, at London’s Olympia Hall, England, backed by a band that included his old friend Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Barrett baffled the audience (and his musicians) when he abruptly took off his guitar during the fourth number and walked off stage. More on Syd Barrett here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/syd_barrett
Syd Barrett died, aged 60, from complications arising from diabetes. Although only musically active for about seven years, the singer, songwriter and co-founder of Pink Floyd, was one of the most influential musicians in British pop history.
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