Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett , was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and painter, best remembered as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work, including their name. He left the group in 1968 amid speculations of mental illness exacerbated by drug use, and was briefly hospitalised. Besides being a pioneer in psychedelic rock with his expressive guitar playing and imaginative compositions, Barrett was also a pioneer in the space...
|Birthdate:||January 6, 1946|
|Date of death:||July 7, 2006|
|Education:||Camberwell College of Arts, Cambridgeshire High School for Boys|
|Also known as:||Syd Barret, Roger Keith Barrett, Barrett, Syd|