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Syd Barrett Dies

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posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 09:45 AM
Syd Barrett, the original singer/songwriter of Pink Floyd, has died.

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A sad day, his life was never the same after leaving Pink Floyd, hopefully he'll get the peace and quiet he always wanted now.

R.I.P you crazy diamond.

posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 09:47 AM

R.I.P. Syd

edit to add:
WikiPedia: Syd Barrett

[edit on 2006/7/11 by Hellmutt]

posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 10:05 AM
Thanks for adding that link Helmutt. The "date of death" on there has changed from the 7th July to the 9th in the last few minutes, so it seems all thats known is he died of Diabetes related illness "a few days ago".

He was only 60 years old too, another legend gone, this ones for you Syd

posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 10:09 AM
Shine on Syd... this is a sad day...

posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 10:39 AM
goodbye blue sky.. goodbye cruel world
for green is the colour obscured by clouds
a pillow of wind echoes on the run
and set the controls for the heart of the sun.

i wish u were here in the flesh you crazy diamond
the great gig in the sky, the hero's return..

hey you.. the show must go on
who needs information..
when you're in the grand vizier's garden party
flaming fearless, empty spaces
a saucerful of secrets and your possible pasts.

not now john.. here's the final cut
so SHINE ON!!! and let there be more light..

posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 07:18 PM
Syd, you are not "Long Gone", and we will miss you. Your ousted candle sends smoke into the air, and trails behind your soul. In life, you were soft, quiet, catatonic at times. But the things you didn't say is what counts. The way you lived, was not the best, but we all could learn a lesson from you. To let your soul run free, and to never be drawn in to another person's thoughts. To not only thing out of the box, but to ignore it altogether. You lack of presence in this world has hurt us all. We hav e all lost a close friend to day. Shine on, Syd. Shine on.

posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 09:52 AM
I saw it the papers. I was sad, true. But he had vanished from public life so long ago, I always wondered where he was.

Well, at least hes on the best trip hell ever know!

posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 09:27 AM
An original is gone. Thanks for being oyu while you were here, Syd.

"...did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"

posted on Jul, 24 2006 @ 11:26 PM

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Lyrics

From: Bike (Written by Syd Barrett)

I'VE got a bike,
You can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings
And things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it

There's also an atsnn thread here: Syd Barrett dies at 60 (by TheRanchMan

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