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Syd Barrett

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Among the founders from the experimental rock-band Pink Floyd who have pursued a single profession fraught with medication craving and loneliness. He’d rather compose and pull than play musical instruments. He got his initial electric guitar when he was fourteen years of age. He is referred to as a pioneer in psychedelic rock and roll, space rock and roll, and psychedelic folk music. Barrett was created as the 3rd of five kids to Arthur Utmost Barrett and Winifred. His dad was a pathologist. After he still left the English rock-band Pink Floyd, new member Roger Waters became the band’s brand-new leader.

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Full Name Syd Barrett
Date Of Birth January 6, 1946
Died July 7, 2006, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Cambridge, England
Height 1.8 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Camberwell College of Arts, Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Nationality English, British, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Parents Arthur Max Barrett, Winifred Barrett, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Siblings Rosemary Breen, Alan Barrett, Ruth Barrett, Donald Barrett, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Music Groups Pink Floyd, Stars, Terrapin, Baby Lemonade, Dark Globe
Movies The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story, Syd Barrett: Under Review
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Was a diabetic
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Pink Floyd) in 1996.
3The Pink Floyd album, "Wish You Were Here", is a tribute to him.
4After leaving Pink Floyd, he recorded two solo albums: "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett", both LPs. Additional material from these sessions was compiled and released as the album "Opel" in 1988.
5Was a member of Pink Floyd from 1964-1968, and wrote most of the songs on the band's debut album "Piper At The Gates of Dawn" (1967).
6During the taping of the band's appearance on The Pat Boone Show (1967) in 1967, he was so stoned that he couldn't even lip-sync his own vocals, much less mime his own guitar playing (bands playing on television in those days would often mime along to their hit records). Syd instead stood, staring stone-faced at the camera. Eventually bassist Roger Waters began lip-syncing his vocals.
7Before joining Pink Floyd in 1964, he worked as an actor, painter and writer.
8Former member of rock group Pink Floyd.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Strange2016writer: "Interstellar Overdrive"
Buttwhistle2014writer: "Octopus"
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Something in the Air2012performer: "Terrapin" / writer: "Terrapin"
David Gilmour: Live in Gdansk2008Video writer: "Astronomy Domine"
David Gilmour Remember That Night2007TV Special documentary writer: "Arnold Layne"
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten2007Documentary writer: "See Emily Play"
Off the Black2006performer: "Love You" / writer: "Love You"
Zeldman2006Short performer: "Octopus" / writer: "Octopus"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mysterious Skin2004writer: "Golden Hair"
Pink Floyd Video Anthology2003writer: "Interstellar Overdrive", "Arnold Layne", "Pow R Toc H", "Astronomy Domine", "The Scarecrow", "Apples and Oranges", "Jugband Blues", "See Emily Play", "Flaming"
David Gilmour in Concert2002Video writer: "Terrapin", "Dominoes"
VH1 LegendsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
The X-Files2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
OmnibusTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Derrick1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nekoliko prizora iz jednog Estebanovog zivota1987Short writer: "Pow R. Toc H."
House of De Sade1977writer: "Astronomy Domine" - uncredited
Domination Blue1976writer: "Astronomy Domine" - uncredited
The Cosmic Crystal1973Short writer: "Astronomy Dominé live"
San Francisco1968Short writer: "Interstellar Overdrive" - uncredited
TienerklankenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1968 writer - 1 episode, 1968
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges1968Short performer: "Apples and Oranges" / writer: "Apples and Oranges"
Pink Floyd London '66-'671967Documentary short performer: "Interstellar Overdrive", "Nick's Boogie" / writer: "Interstellar Overdrive"
New American Bandstand 19651967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London1967Documentary performer: "Interstellar Overdrive", "Nick's Boogie" / writer: "Interstellar Overdrive"
Top of the Pops1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pat Boone Show1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scene at 6:301967TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne1967Short performer: "Arnold Layne" / writer: "Arnold Layne"
The Look of the Week1966TV Series writer: "Pow R. Toc H", "Astronomy Domine", "Interstellar Overdrive"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pink Floyd Video Anthology2003
Omnibus2001TV Series documentary 1 episode
Tienerklanken1968TV Series 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges1968Short
Pink Floyd London '66-'671967Documentary short
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne1967Short uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tienerklanken1968TV Series musician - 1 episode
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges1968Short musician
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne1967Short musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond1975Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pink Floyd: Vidéo Anthology (1966-1967) Vol.12011Documentary shortHimself
Tienerklanken1968TV SeriesHimself
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges1968ShortHimself (voice)
Pink Floyd London '66-'671967Documentary shortHimself - Guitar
New American Bandstand 19651967TV SeriesHimself
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1967TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Boone Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Scene at 6:301967TV SeriesHimself
Pink Floyd: Arnold Layne1967ShortHimself (uncredited)
Syd Barrett's First Trip1966Documentary shortHimself
The Look of the Week1966TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get All That, Ant?2015Documentary
Rock Legends2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here2012DocumentaryHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Syd Barrett: Under Review2006Video documentaryHimself
Rock Milestones: Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here2005Video documentaryHimself
Pink Floyd Video Anthology2003Himself
VH1 Legends2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall2000Video documentaryHimself

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