Syd Barrett

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Birthday
6, 1946
Birthplace
Cambridge, England
Death Date
Jul 7, 2006 (60)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1946
Birthplace
Cambridge, England
Death Date
Jul 7, 2006 (60)

About

One of the founders of the experimental rock band Pink Floyd who pursued a solo career fraught with drug addiction and loneliness.

Before Fame

He would rather write and draw than play instruments. He got his first guitar when he was fourteen years old.

Trivia

He is known as a pioneer in psychedelic rock, space rock, and psychedelic folk music.

Family Life

Barrett was born as the third of five children to Arthur Max Barrett and Winifred. His father was a pathologist.

Associated With

After he left the English rock band Pink Floyd, fellow member Roger Waters became the band's new leader.