Syd Barrett passed the gates of dawn ten years ago—the ‘crazy diamond’, the frontman and the founding member of Pink Floyd, the brain responsible for the band’s legendary first LP ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ (1967, EMI).

He was an extraordinary artist expressing himself through his music, a beloved songwriter who amazed 1960s psychedelia and an omnipresent icon in Pink Floyd’s history. As most of you probably already know, two of the band’s later massive hits, ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ are dedicated to him. Later on, Barrett vanished for a year after his departure from Pink Floyd in 1968. In 1970 he released two LPs as a solo artist, ‘The Madcap Laughs’ and ‘Barrett’.

In the late ‘70s, Barrett lived mostly in self-imposed seclusion, heading along with his demons to the interstellar… He died on 7th July 2006. Visit his official page to take a look into his story and art including music and paintings.

Mike Dimitriou