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Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician who co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd in 1965. Barrett was their original frontman and primary songwriter, becoming known for his whimsical take on psychedelia, English-accented singing, literary influences, and stream-of-consciousness writing style. As a guitarist, he was influential for his free-form playing; and for employing dissonance, distortion, echo, feedback, and other studio effects.
Originally trained as a painter, Barrett was musically active for fewer than ten years. With Pink Floyd, he recorded four singles, their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), portions of their second album A Saucerful of Secrets (1968), and several unreleased songs. In April 1968, Barrett was ousted from the band amid speculation; of mental illness and his excessive use of psychedelic drugs, he was replaced by David Gimour autographs. Began a brief solo career in 1969 with the single “Octopus” and followed with the albums The Madcap Laughs (1970) and Barrett (1970); recorded with the aid of several members of Pink Floyd.
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Starting in 1964, the band that would become Pink Floyd evolved through various line-up and name changes including “The Abdabs”, “The Screaming Abdabs”, “Sigma 6”,and “The Meggadeaths”. In 1965, Barrett joined them as the Tea Set (sometimes spelled T-Set). When they found themselves playing a concert with another band of the same name, Barrett came up with “The Pink Floyd Sound” (also known as “The Pink Floyd Blues Band”, later “The Pink Floyd”). During 1965, they went into a studio for the first time; when a friend of Richard Wright’s gave the band free time to record.
During this summer Barrett had his first LSD trip in the garden of friend Dave Gale, with Ian Moore and Storm Thorgerson. During one trip, Barrett and another friend, Paul Charrier, ended up naked in the bath, reciting: “No rules, no rules”. That summer, as a result of the continued drug use, the band became absorbed in Sant Mat, a Sikh sect. Storm Thorgerson (then living on Earlham Street) and Barrett went to a London hotel to meet the sect’s guru; Thorgerson managed to join the sect; Barrett, however, deemed too young to join. Thorgerson sees this as a deeply important event in Barrett’s life, as he was extremely upset by the rejection. While living near his friends, Barrett decided to write more songs (“Bike” was written around this time).
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In 1972, Barrett left the music industry, retired from public life and strictly guarded his privacy until his death. He continued painting and dedicated himself to gardening. Pink Floyd autographs recorded several tributes and homages to him, including the 1975 song suite “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and the 1979 rock opera The Wall. In 1988, EMI released an album of unreleased tracks and outtakes, Opel, with Barrett’s approval. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2006.
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