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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies

Reported on CNN - LONDON, England -
Syd Barrett, the eccentric guitarist who founded Pink Floyd but later left the music business to live quietly and somewhat reclusively, has died at the age of 60, according to a spokeswoman for the band.

My favorite story about Syd included in this story:
In 1975, during the recording of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album, Barrett showed up unannounced at the studio -- ironically, during the recording of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a song about him. He had become overweight and shaved his eyebrows; the other members didn't recognize him at first.

Read the whole story (Thanks Bob for sending this!)


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