Tagged: Crazy Diamond

1981 Essex, Syd Barrett with sister Rosemary and mother Winifred

Syd Barrett: The Man Beyond the Myth, with his Sister Rosemary

The Fingal’s Cave Podcast recently granted us a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of the enigmatic Syd Barrett through a personal interview with his sister, Rosemary Breen. The hour-long session delved into a multitude of topics, unravelling some of the mystery that has long shrouded her brother. Its a great interview about Syd Barrett and his story and not to be missed. Syd Barrett the Artist Rosemary painted a picture of Syd not as the quintessential rock star many might assume, but as an artist at his core. “Music was a hobby, the art was him,” she explained, driving home the point that for Barrett, celebrity was an alien concept, something he neither sought after nor understood. Rosemary suggested, “He never wanted celebrity, he didn’t understand it”. Syd’s interactions with music and sound were personal explorations of art, not attempts to top the charts or bask in the...

Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & The Pink Floyd Story By Keith Jordan

Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & The Pink Floyd Story By Keith Jordan

Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & The Pink Floyd Story Title: Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd Authors: Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson Publisher: Omnibus Press Edition: 2nd Published: August 2006 Pages: 192 (Paperback) ISBN: 1.84609.739.8 Rating: 5/5 Laughing Syd Barrett, he of the gypsy eyes, bewitching smile and ghost-like beauty, was Long Gone… The life of the misunderstood and much harassed Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett was a remarkable journey that would touch more people around the world than Roger first imagined or was prepared for. Although he wanted to be a pop star, and would rehearse with an ever increasing amount of people in his parents living room at 183 Hills Road in Cambridgeshire, he should probably have stuck to painting as his mind may not have then disintegrated as severely and as quickly as it did. The Crazy Diamond book, first published in 1991 and...