Syd Barrett- a celebration of his genius
Syd Barrett- a celebration of his genius, photo:Mick Rock

Syd Barrett- a celebration of his genius


Syd Barrett is one of the greats.

That much we already know.

We have loved his music for decades – what little there was – for us he was one of the major talents just for that Pink Floyd debut – one of the greatest trip records ever made with a thrilling and varied musical vision. We also love those two solo albums and various comps that came after.

The family of the iconic musician who died ten years ago will be unveiling a new official website at 12 noon on Wednesday 6th January, offering a wealth of previously unseen family photographs (not the photo above which we already know….) documenting Syd from early childhood until the early 1980s. There are plans to reveal more unseen material at regular intervals throughout the year, as well as publishing a range of articles about Syd and his music from celebrity guest writers.

The original site is still live. The new site will occupy the same web address from noon tomorrow.

Also read this : Syd Barrett by the people that knew him

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.



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