Tagged: Syd Barrett

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...

Pink Floyd Birthdays Members and Touring Musicians

Pink Floyd Birthdays in Chronological Order

Pink Floyd birthdays are listed below. These cover the primary band members, touring and session musicians, and backing singers. There are many more people in the Pink Floyd family who have made great things happen in many ways. So this is not an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination. I would list the names of all the fans around the world if I could because us lot made them famous. Without us, they would be nothing! haha Here’s a list of the primary members of Pink Floyd, as well as some of the more significant touring musicians, along with their birth dates: Pink Floyd Primary Members Pink Floyd birthdays for the main members. The date of death is also noted in addition to d.o.b Pink Floyd Touring Session Musicians Birthdays The Pink Floyd Backing Singers Birthdays Pink Floyd utilized several backing vocalists, especially during their live performances. Some...

Syd Barrett Auction - Cheffins - Lot 156 - Syd Barrett interest: A VIP invitation poster for 'A Celebration' at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

Syd Barrett Auction October 2023

Syd Barrett auction at Cheffins in the UK features several rare items. Collectors and fans alike may be interested in these. They will be sold by the Cheffin’s Fine Art Division from a catalogue called The Art and Design Sale. Its on from 10am on Thursday 26th October 2023. I have included details of the lots below, along with descriptions, for you to peruse. To make a bid, go over to Cheffins auction page. Alternatively, to view the catalogue, click Pages on the bottom right of this page, then sideways scrollbar to page 50/51 spread. Syd Barrett’s Original Auction Cheffins were the auction house that sold Syd Barrett’s possessions following his death in 2006. There were all kinds of weird and wonderful items in that auction. Of particular interest to me was the surviving artwork of Syd Barrett. Syd used to paint a painting, photograph it, then burn the original....

1975 Wish You Were Here Album Cover

Wish You Were Here Lyrics – Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Home / Pink Floyd Lyrics / Wish You Were Here Lyrics / Wish You Were Here Lyrics Wish You Were Here Lyrics (Waters, Gilmour) 5:17 So, so you think you can tellHeaven from Hell,Blue skys from pain.Can you tell a green fieldFrom a cold steel rail?A smile from a veil?Do you think you can tell? And did they get you to tradeYour heros for ghosts?Hot ashes for trees?Hot air for a cool breeze?Cold comfort for change?And did you exchangeA walk on part in the warFor a lead role in a cage? How I wish, how I wish you were here.We’re just two lost soulsSwimming in a fish bowl,Year after year,Running over the same old ground.What have we found?The same old fears.Wish you were here. About the Song “Wish You Were Here” is the title track of Pink Floyd’s 1975 album and one of the band’s most beloved songs. It’s a poignant ode to absence and disenchantment,...

Roddy Bogawa Later with Jools Holland

Later with Jools Holland featuring HYGIY Movie Director Roddy Bogawa

Later With Jools Holland is back on the BBC this Saturday 14th October on BBC Two at 10:30pm for series 63! Episode 1 will feature the director of the Have You Got It Yet Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd feature length documentary film Roddy Bogawa. You will be able to watch it broadcast live on the BBC or on the iPlayer after it has broadcast. Those outside of the UK may want to research using a VPN to geolocate you elsewhere! The feature length documentary movie explores Roger Keith Barrett in a more personal and less sensational way. It will hopefully getting its physical release towards the Summer of 2024 in the UK and other territories. Watch on BBC iPlayer Info on Jools Holland website More about the Programme “Later… with Jools Holland” is back at Alexandra Palace Theatre, featuring live music and interviews. This series features JORJA SMITH, singing...

Mastermind Syd Barrett

BBC Mastermind with Syd Barrett Questions

The popular BBC TV programme Mastermind, where contestants are quizzed on general knowledge and their choice of specialist tropics, featured a lady whose specialist topic was Pink Floyd’s co-founder Syd Barrett! If you are in the UK, or use basic spoofing technology called a VPN and get past the worst paywall in the world asking if you are a licence fee payer yes or no, then you can watch it online for free. It is available for 11 months from now. It was broadcast on Monday 9th October 2023 via terrestrial radio signals. Those who are more modern can watch it on catch up using the BBC iPlayer. Talking of which, I believe the entire history of Dr Who is set to be released onto the iPlayer The contestant was Renna Patel. How will you score on the challenge? Watch online via BBC iPlayer