DEAD: Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett (aged 60)
English musician, founding member of Pink Floyd

Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician who co-founded the band Pink Floyd in 1965. Barrett named the group and was their original lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter. He was ousted in April 1968 after David Gilmour took over as their new guitarist and was briefly hospitalised amid speculation of mental illness and his excessive use of psychedelic drugs.

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