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Lost Syd Barrett Footage To Be Screened

28th April 2014

A film featuring rare footage of Pink Floyd icon Syd Barrett in his 1960s heyday is to be screened at a London literary event.Art student Kevin Whitney made the movie, titled Psychedelia, in 1969, and...

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Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here Documentary' Maintains Strong Syd Barrett Presence

7th July 2012

He may have been long gone form the group's set up, but according to a new documentary Syd Barrett still had an enormous influence over Pink Floyd 's sound well into the seventies and beyond....

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R.i.p Davy Jones: Five Tracks He And The Monkees Left Behind

29th February 2012

Davy Jones, the only British member of the manufactured pop group The Monkees, has sadly died today aged 65. The Manchester-born man starred alongside Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork as the group became...

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'Lost' Syd Barrett Songs To Be Released

25th August 2011

Pink Floyd are planning to release several unheard songs by legendary late rocker Syd Barrett as part of a trawl through the band's back catalogue.The rockers have opened their vaults and will release a haul...

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John Squire Finds Band Reunions 'Tragic'

9th June 2011

John Squire thinks bands such as Blur, Suede and Pulp reuniting is "tragic".The former Stone Roses guitarist - who has turned his back on music and now works an artist - denies his band will...

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Pink Floyd Archives To Be Released

11th May 2011

A huge number of previously unheard Pink Floyd recordings are set for release. The legendary psychedelic band are unveiling remastered versions of their 14 albums as well as multi-disc sets containing alternate takes, unreleased tracks,...

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Stolen Syd Barrett Painting Returned To Gallery

13th April 2011

A painting by late Pink Floyd star Syd Barrett has been returned to a gallery in London after a thief stole it from an exhibition.The canvas self-portrait, completed in the early 1960s before the rocker...

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Syd Barrett Painting Stolen From Exhibition

11th April 2011

A painting by late Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett has been stolen from an exhibition in London.The self-portrait had never been seen in public before it went on display at the city's Idea Generation gallery...

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Syd Barrett Artwork And Rare Photos Go On Display

28th February 2011

A huge collection of unseen artwork, photographs and personal letters from the archives of tragic rock legend SYD BARRETT is to go on display in London.Syd Barrett: Art and Letters is the largest ever exhibition...

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Russell Brand Wants Addicted Pop Stars

15th April 2010

Russell Brand thinks heroin would save the music industry.The British comedy actor claims heavy drug use could help the world avoid the "awful music" teen stars such as Justin Bieber are releasing. Russell - who...

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Syd Barrett Photos To Go Under The Hammer

5th November 2009

Snapshots of late PINK FLOYD rocker SYD BARRETT are to be sold at auction to raise money for charity.Mick Rock captured the singer/songwriter at his London home in the 1970s, supposedly at the height of...

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Barrett Quit Music After Drugs "Explosion"

28th August 2008

The late PINK FLOYD star SYD BARRETT retired from the music scene after LSD caused an "explosion" in his head, according to his sister Rosemary. The singer left the band in 1968 and had a...

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Syd Barrett 'Never Wanted Fame'

27th August 2008

PINK FLOYD legend Syd Barrett "never wanted fame" and consciously withdrew from the music industry, according to his sister Rosemary.Barrett became a cult figure after leaving PINK FLOYD to live as a recluse in Cambridge,...

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Barrett Remember In Hometown

29th June 2008

The life of late PINK FLOYD star SYD BARRETT will be commemorated in his English hometown later this year (08). The guitarist will be honoured in a series of events in Cambridge, England including a...

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Mason Overwhelmed By Response To Barrett's Death

14th September 2007

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON was overwhelmed by the response to former bandmate SYD BARRETT's death last year (06) - he presumed the man he describes as the band's "inspiration" had been forgotten. Barrett died...

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Gilmour's Deep Regret Over Barrett Friendship

3rd September 2007

PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR deeply regrets not trying harder to visit his late friend SYD BARRETT before his death last year (06) and wishes he had been more forthright in his efforts to see...

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Barrett's Love Poem To Be Auctioned

19th June 2007

A love poem written by late PINK FLOYD rocker SYD BARRETT will be auctioned in his home town of Cambridge, England next week. The star, who died last year (06) after health complications arising from...

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Barret Leaves $3.3 Million Will

18th May 2007

Late PINK FLOYD rocker SYD BARRETT has left almost $3.3 million (GBP1.75 million) to his family in his will. The star, who died last year (06) after health complications arising from diabetes, has split the...

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Pink Floyd's Fractured Tribute To Syd Barrett

11th May 2007

Feuding former PINK FLOYD bandmates ROGER WATERS and DAVID GILMOUR failed to reunite for a tribute to the late SYD BARRETT in London last night (10May07). The pair - whose famous rift caused the band...

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Rare Barrett Pink Floyd Footage To Be Broadcast

1st May 2007

The last video of the late SYD BARRETT made with PINK FLOYD is to be screened on television for the first time as part of an upcoming BBC documentary series The Seven Ages Of Rock....

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Barrett Auction Raises Over Gbp119,000 For Artists

30th November 2006

An auction of late PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT's belongings has raised over GBP119,000 ($232,000) to fund up-and-coming artists. The reclusive musician, who died in July (06), spent most of his latter years perfecting his...

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Gilmour To Release Barrett Tribute

23rd November 2006

PINK FLOYD rocker DAVID GILMOUR is to release a reworking of the group's first ever single ARNOLD LAYNE in memory of former band member SYD BARRETT. Barrett, who left the band in March 1968, died...

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Sober Townshend Not Impressed By Barrett

22nd November 2006

PETE TOWNSHEND insists late PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT "wasn't very good" when heard without the influence of hallucinogenics. Barrett was the driving force behind Pink Floyd's debut 1967 album THE PIPER AT THE GATES...

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Barrett's Auction Profits Go To Artists

13th November 2006

Contents from the late PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT's house will be auctioned off, with the money raised going to up-and-coming artists. The reclusive musician, who died in July (06), spent most of his latter...

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Barrett Leaves Family Gbp1.25 Million

13th November 2006

Late PINK FLOYD star SYD BARRETT left his brother and two sisters a GBP1.25 million ($2.25 million) estate in his will. The former singer/songwriter died from cancer in July (06) at the age of 60....

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Barrett Set For Hometown Honour

4th October 2006

Late PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT will be honoured in his hometown of Cambridge, England, with a statue. The psychedelic rock legend died aged 60 in Cambridge in July (06) following complications relating to diabetes....

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Barrett's Home A Hot Property

13th September 2006

PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT's former Cambridge, England, home has become a hot property since the musician's death in July (06) - but estate agents trying to sell the house fear the majority of prospective...

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Barrett's Home For Sale

4th September 2006

Late rocker SYD BARRETT's treasured home in Cambridge, England, is on the market for GBP300,000 ($570,000). The reclusive PINK FLOYD star, who died in July aged 60, lived in the property for 25 years. The...

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Barrett's Bicycle Auction

24th August 2006

Two customised bicycles belonging to the late SYD BARRETT are to be auctioned off in Cambridge, England. Barrett, who founded legendary rockers PINK FLOYD in the 1960s, died last month (JUL06) at the age of...

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Barrett Tribute Gig

29th July 2006

Rock legends PINK FLOYD are planning to reform for a memorial gig in honour of late former frontman SYD BARRETT, who died earlier this month (JUL06). The group, ROGER WATERS, DAVID GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and...

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