Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd Dies at 60

News has broken today of the death of Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd. He died last Friday (July 7, 2006) at his home in Cambridgeshire, England of diabetes-related illness.

Syd will be remembered for his contributions to the psychedelic rock genre and for founding the world’s greatest rock band.

For more reading about Syd, check out the Wikipedia article on Syd for some good biographical info on him.

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2 thoughts on “Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd Dies at 60”

  1. The death of Syd struck a chord with me and my mid-month podcast at The Best Radio You Have Never Heard ( is a tribute to the great rock visionary.
    “Here To Do My Parts” is a tribute to Syd Barrett. Even though of course there is some Pink Floyd music in the show, it is more of a tribute to Syd’s vision. I like to think of it as traveling music for Syd’s iPod as he makes the trek to the Gates of Dawn, or perhaps some gardening music for the great beyond as, in his recent past, gardening was one of Syd’s few hobbies.

    Have a listen and let me know what you think.


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