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DSS No. 58 - Syd Barrett by gothicathedral DSS No. 58 - Syd Barrett by gothicathedral
Roger Keith Barrett or Syd Barrett is the founding member and the principal songwriter of the psychedelic / progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He 'left' the band in 1968 because of mental illness as a consequence of heavy LSD use.

The 1975 album 'Wish You Were Here' particularly the centerpiece track "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was a tribute to Barrett, who coincidentally showed up unannounced during the recording. According to his former bandmates, they did not recognized him as he had shaven off his hair, eyebrows everything and was jumping up and down brushing his teeth. Roger Waters and Rick Wright were deeply upset by the sight and eventually reduced to tears.

He died at his home in Cambridge from pancreatic cancer at the age of 60.

done in brush pen + ink.
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mandiapple Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Absolutely stunning work, this really captures the essence of Syd :D
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Aime-Rue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Shine on You crazy Diamond :)
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gothicathedral Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
right! the whole Wish You Were Here album was dedicated to him. :)
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Aime-Rue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup! i also watched the documentary about pink floyd with syd its so cool syd was good at playing guitar very edgy avantgarde compared to the style that time. and the lighting effects @_@ so coool.
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gothicathedral Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
husay mo, iba ka talaga. para kang nabuhay nung 60's :)
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Aime-Rue Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: hehe sana nga nabuhay nalan tau sa 60's , :D
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Sapoman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Me and my wife just saw the movie a few days ago. It was quite disturbing, but I love the guy anyway.
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gothicathedral Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? may i ask what movie?
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Sapoman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
His music was very strange. One of my friends introduced me to his music a long time ago and it's a shame he couldn't share more of it with us.
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Sapoman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story
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gothicathedral Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw once in YouTube during their early days' session and Syd was playing guitar, head down wearing a red striped shirt and I was blown away with his musical skills. It was late 1960's and they're playing what we known today as progressive rock.

I will find that movie, Syd is truly a genius! Thanks, man! :D
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elmothealien Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Lovely picture. I absolutely love that shot of him!
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