Cambridge Tribute to Syd

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Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by Bigmanpigman » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:42 pm

Council plans permanent marker to Pink Floyd icon at venue where he played his final shows
The life of Pink Floyd icon Syd Barrett is to be marked with a public artwork at the venue where he played his last shows.

Cambridge Live – the arts and culture charity set up by Cambridge City Council – has announced plans to work with Barrett's family to commission either a painting, sculpture or other art installation to be placed at the city's Corn Exchange, where he played his last live concerts in 1972 as part of the short-lived band Stars.

It'll be unveiled in 2016 to mark the 10th anniversary of Barrett's death and also the 70th anniversary of his birth. Roger Keith ‘Syd’ Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 along with Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright.

He left the band in 1968 and embarked on a solo career. He died of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006, at his home in Cambridge.

Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen says: “We welcome this opportunity to commemorate Roger. He was bright, funny, quirky and witty and was an artist not just in terms of ‘music’ or ‘paintings’ but in a much wider sense. We look forward to working with Cambridge Live to create a lasting memory of an inspiring man."

Neil Jones, operations director for Cambridge Live, adds: “Syd Barrett is integral to the musical heritage of the city. His contribution to the psychedelic early sound of Pink Floyd is immense and we wish to celebrate his life and work and remember the fact that he played his last ever live appearances at the Corn Exchange."

This month it was announced that Floyd’s under-the-radar Record Store Day EP 1965 – Their First Recordings is to receive a wider release next year.

The six-track title was quietly launched in November, containing material recorded with original guitarist Bob Klose, before they’d even come up with the name that made them famous. Only 1000 copies were made available, but more will be issued in 2016.

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Re: Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by Bigmanpigman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:25 pm

The unveiling of a permanent memorial to Syd Barrett in Cambridge will be accompanied by a concert in his honour.


Cambridge Live – the arts and culture charity set up by Cambridge City Council – previously announced plans to work with the late Pink Floyd founder's family to commission either a painting, sculpture or other art installation to be placed at the city's Corn Exchange, where he played his last live concerts in 1972.

Now they've confirmed the unveiling on October 27 will be followed by a gig entitled Syd Barrett – A Celebration, which will feature Swedish band Men On The Border, who reinterpret the music of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, backed by the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, also from Sweden.

The concert will also include lighting from Peter Wynne Willson who worked with Pink Floyd between 1966 and 1968.

Barrett's sister Rosemary Breen says: “Syd loved Cambridge, it always meant home to him. He would have been very surprised and delighted to be recognised in such a unique way. His family would like to thank everyone involved with this memorial.”

Neil Jones, operations director for Cambridge Live, adds: “It’s fantastic that we can pay tribute on such a large scale to the city’s most famous musical son. Having played his last ever live concerts at the venue it is fitting that his life and work is celebrated in the same venue as those last concerts and particularly in his anniversary year."

Barrett’s family, friends and former associates will be in attendance on the night. Tickets for Syd Barrett – A Celebration cost £27.50 (including booking fee) and are available from www.cornex.co.uk

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Re: Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by twcc » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:08 am

Bigmanpigman wrote:...Barrett’s family, friends and former associates will be in attendance on the night.
I will be there

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Syd Tribute In Cambridge.

Post by moodyblue » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:33 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-37748713


Thought the above news item would be of interest.

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Re: Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by twcc » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:13 pm

Heading off to Cambridge soon ... anyone else going ?

https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/co ... on-concert

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Re: Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by twcc » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:04 pm

A good night had by all.

News coverage -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ca ... e-37789812

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/whats-o ... t-12091388

Set list :

High Hopes (part 1)
Astronomy Domine
Octopus
Wined and Dined
Terrapin
No Good Trying
Milky Way / I Never Lied to You
Long Gone ... guest vocals by Rachel Barrett
Old Friends ... composition by Men On The Border (MOTB)
I Don't Want To Be Your Man (MOTB)
Destiny Today (MOTB)
...
To The Promised Land (MOTB)
Dominoes
No Man's Land / Golden Hair
Dark Globe
Opal
Garden (MOTB)
Late Night
Gigolo Aunt
Feel
...
High Hopes (part 2)
Baby Lemonade

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Re: Cambridge Tribute to Syd

Post by mrsmokeybear » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:53 pm