Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett -- RIP

Syd (b: 6 January 1946 - d: 7 July 2006) was one of those creative geniuses that bordered on madness. He was one of the original members of Pink Floyd and when he departed the band was replaced by David Gilmour.

The legendary album "Wish You Were Here" was written by the band due to their loss of not having Syd involved any longer.

Syd spent the last 20 years of his life living quietly in his hometown of Cambridge, England. Royalties kept pouring in to maintain his lifestyle and he was often seen riding his bicycle or walking to the corner store. He died from pancreatic cancer.

You were one of the kewl one's Syd -- Rock On Forever!

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