Syd Barrett |  Artist

Syd Barrett | Artist

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Roger Keith Barrett aka Syd was an English singer, songwriter and musician born 1946 in Cambridge. Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd in 1963 along with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright. Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in Floyd's early years, and was central to the creation of their first masterpiece album Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as well as the singles Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, which are part of the foundation of UK psychedelic music. Syd was replaced by David Gilmour during the recording of the second album, due to his mental health deterioration triggered by the excessive use of LSD. Syd recorded two solo albums; The Madcap Laughs is a masterpiece of psychedelia, and Barrett which is good but not a coherent work.

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