Syd Barrett

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by Syd Barrett

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Roger Keith Barrett, 6 January 1946, Cambridge, England, d. 7 July 2006, Cambridge, England. One of English pop’s most enigmatic talents, Barrett embraced music in the early 60s as a member of Geoff Mutt and the Mottoes, a local group modelled on Cliff Richard And The Shadows. He acquired his ‘Syd’ sobriquet while attending Cambridge High School (a misspelt reference to local drummer Sid Barrett), where his friends included Roger Waters and David Gilmour. Gilmour joined Barrett... Read more

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psychedelic
psychedelic rock
singer-songwriter
classic rock
rock
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