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Syd Barrett
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Roger Keith Barrett (January 6, 1946, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, died July 7, 2006) was a founding member of Pink Floyd and a key figure in the development of London's underground music scene during the late 60s and — despite his rather brief period of activity — a continuing influence on popular (and unpopular) music onward into the 21st century. Barrett also has the unfortunate distinction of being one of rock music's early drug casualties. His combined talents for eccentric pop songwriting and bold sonic exploration insured his rapid rise to fame and enduring legacy, but the equally rapid decent into chemically-induced mental illness sadly leaves us with the never-to-be-answered question of what Barrett would have accomplished had circumstances allowed him to achieve his full potential as a musician.
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Releases on file (9)
Yolk — This Is Syd Yolk — This Is Syd
((Not on label) no#, 2002, CD)
Various Artists — Space Daze Various Artists — Space Daze
(Cleopatra CLEO 79162, 1994, CD)
Syd Barrett — Crazy Diamond Syd Barrett — Crazy Diamond
(Harvest 0777 7 81412 28, 1988/1993, 3CD)
Syd Barrett — Opel Syd Barrett — Opel
(Harvest 5099991755629, 1988/2010, CD)
Syd Barrett — Barrett Syd Barrett — Barrett
(Capitol CDP 7 46606 2, 1970/1990, CD)
Barrett, Syd  — The Madcap Laughs Barrett, Syd — The Madcap Laughs
(Harvest 5099991755827, 1970/2010, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1969/2003, CD)
Pink Floyd — A Saucerful of Secrets Pink Floyd — A Saucerful of Secrets
(EMI 50999 028936 2 4, 1968/2011, CD)
Pink Floyd — Piper at the Gates of Dawn Pink Floyd — Piper at the Gates of Dawn
(Capitol 50999 028935 2 5, 1967/2011, CD)

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