Syd

7 July 2006, Syd Barrett died from complications arising from diabetes aged 60. The singer, songwriter, guitarist was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, active as a rock musician for only about seven years before he went into seclusion. He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. […]

6th Jan 1946, Born on this day, Syd Barrett guitarist, singer, songwriter with Pink Floyd. Barrett, who was a co-founding member, left Floyd in 1968. He released 2 solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion for more than 30 years, enjoying life as an artist and a keen gardener. Pink Floyd wrote many tributes to […]

We've had author Richard Houghton in the office (with Syd the dog) signing our latest book The Smiths – The Day I Was There. The book tells the story of The Smiths in the words of over 400 fans. With memories from the earliest Smiths shows through to the last ever gig at London’s Brixton […]


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