Tuesday, July 11, 2006

SYD BARRETT, 60

The crazy diamond is dead. The BBC has this skinny:
Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60, the band's spokesman has confirmed.

He was born Roger Keith Barrett in Cambridge in 1946 and met future bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour at school there.

The guitarist was invited to join Pink Floyd by Waters in 1965 and the group went on to sell millions of albums.

He suffered from diabetes and had not been recording music in recent years.
Granny Geek gets the point.

10 comments:

thom said...

Shine on.

Anonymous said...

Wish you were here.

notafinga said...

He thought he was a glass of milk for 25 years. "Don't spill me"
Careful with that damn axe!

DocLarry said...

The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

Goodbye, Syd. See you at the Great Gig in the Sky.

John Stone said...

I want to see the time stamp on Granny's nlotification ... she must have been sitting in the morgue to beat me on this one ....

Anonymous said...

The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

John Stone said...

8:50 AM????

Well crack my ass .... I must have been the last in the world to hear, not the first.

Point grudgingly given to Granny.

Incidentally, my word verification on this one was zdrrnazi. Suppose Glenn Frazier Miller has hacked CHATTER?

Anonymous said...

There is more sap and pith here than in an entire forest of trees.

Long live Johnny Rotten!

Anonymous said...

Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on...

Anonymous said...

Syd was who Peter Cook modeled the psychedelic pop star Drembil Wedge in Bedazzeled after. Syd tended to stand still and zombie-like on TV. "You fill me with enertia."