♢ Happy Birthday Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett ! (Born: January 6, 1946)
❝ We would hang around in the art department, playing guitars every lunchtime. Teaching each other basically. The thing with Syd was that his guitar wasn’t his strongest feature. His style was very stiff. I always thought I was the better guitar player. But he was very clever, very intelligent, an artist in every way. And he was a frightening talent when it came to words, and lyrics. They just used to pour out. ❞ - David Gilmour
I was beaten to it…
I would give up everything in my life if it meant that Syd would look at me like this ONCE.
Barrett’s Very Early Floyd (Circa, 1965), when Rado Close was in the band and David Gilmour had not yet had reason to join.
Syd Barrett - Baby Lemonade
Pink Floyd | Jugband Blues