Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

British singer/songwriter and guitarist Syd Barrett was an art-school student in London when he founded Pink Floyd in 1964. His LSD-inspired lyrics were the quintessence of London's 1967 psychedelic Summer of Love. After recording with the group during its earliest years, Barrett was dismissed from the band in April 1968 because of his drug-induced personality problems. Barrett released two intriguing and influential solo albums in 1970 but eventually became a recluse, living with mental illness and diabetes from 1970 unti his death in 2006.

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