Syd Barrett leaves us….January 6, 1946 – July 2006

Syd Barrett   January 6, 1946 – July 2006


He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. He went on to live as a recluse, with his mental deterioration blamed on drugs.

 "He died very peacefully a couple of days ago," the band’s spokeswoman said.


 "Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far. Shine on you crazy diamond. Pile on many more layers and I’ll be joining you there. Shine on you crazy diamond. And we’ll bask in the shadow of yesterday’s triumph, sail on the steel breeze. Come on you boy child, you winner and loser, come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine"