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Syd Barrett 1946 - 2006

Post by Keg » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:15 pm

It's just been announced that Syd Barrett died last Friday, at home. He was 60. :(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5169344.stm

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Post by Stefan » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:06 pm

You would hold your head up high
you even try
you would hold another hand:
oh understand!
They even see me under call
we under all,
we awful, awful, crawl
to hear my hour
come see me cry...

Just searching you even try
I can make you smile
if it's there will you go there too?
When I live I die!
They even see me under call
we under all, we awful, awful, crawl
because of you, to see me be.

("No Man's Land" by Sdy Barrett)

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Post by Neil » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:34 pm

:cry:

This is just awful...

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Post by Miguel » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:24 pm

A sad story...

I paid attention to the Television Personalities 25 years ago bescause they had a song with "Syd Barrett" in the title...

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Post by Happy Pig » Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:04 am

:cry:

Me too.

Syd Barrett was the reason I got ino the TVPs.

RIP
Paradise is for the blessed...

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Post by windlessair » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:45 pm

Happy Pig wrote:
Syd Barrett was the reason I got ino the TVPs.

RIP
I can about say the same. I think the first I heard of the TVPs was them playing "Apples and Oranges" on the SydTrib Beyond The Wildwood.
Syd was an innovator and we should all be happy for what music he left us with.

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Post by hewittinspain » Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:38 pm

i was a huge fan of syd but although i would have loved to see him in the street,i knew the guy just wanted to be left alone.Does anyone know the house on st margarets square so i can just see where he reclused the past 30 years.

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Post by Keg » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:50 pm

For people in the UK, BBC2 are repeating their documentary about Syd's life tomorrow evening at 11:20. It was first shown a couple of years ago and if I remember correctly, features some nice clips of the Pink Floyd's early promo films.

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Post by Keg » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:15 pm

As a tribute to the late Syd Barrett, the NoMen have re-recorded their version of "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives", with various embellishments.
http://www.topplers.net/mp3/barrett.mp3

Find much more on the Topplers website :D
http://www.topplers.net/

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Post by Keg » Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:27 pm

Dan Treacy is listed as appearing at this Syd Barrett tribute night, to be held on Monday 18th September at the Union Chapel, London N1.

http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/whatson/i ... 60901.html

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Post by marc » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:44 pm

There's a Pink Floyd community out there with a lot of stuff related to Syd Barrett:
http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/

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Post by Nonsuch » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:52 pm

I was at the Syd Barrett tribute night at the Union Chapel a couple of months ago. It was a very poignant moment indeed, when Dan played THAT song. Apparently he wasn't going to play it, but Blaine from Mystery Jets persuaded him to. And yes, Dan did give out the address and quipped that "he's not there now!", or something like that. Got a laugh from the audience that did, and it was all done in the best possible taste!

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