|Birth name||Roger Keith Barrett|
|Also known as||Syd|
|Born||6 January 1946|
|Instruments||Vocals; guitar; piano|
|Years active||1964-1972; 1977-|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd; Stars|
Barrett's innovative guitar work and exploration of experimental techniques such as dissonance, distortion and feedback influenced many musicians.
Pink Floyd years (1967-1968)
Tonite Lets All Make Love in London
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
1968, Slowly departure, Set the Controls and A Saucerful of Secrets
1968 was a completely different year for the Pink Floyd. Through late 1967 and early 1968, Barrett's behaviour became increasingly erratic and unpredictable, partly as a consequence of his reported heavy use of psychedelic drugs, most prominently LSD.
At the early 1968, David Gilmour signed a contract with the Pink Floyd, being the second guitarist, due to problems with Syd Barrett. (POD.: The Pink Floyd pick Syd Barrett when the band was going to a show, and he stays on the Pink Floyd until november. Syd does not play at the day.).
One day, Roger Waters asked Syd: "Instead of release the songs as singles, shall we make an album with these songs?", Syd's answer was a flat "Yes". Apples and Oranges, besides being released as a single, was re-recorded for the album.
Barrett's contribution in "A Saucerful of Secrets" was minimal. He received writing credits on his songs "Vegetable Man" and "Jugband Blues", and with the band in "Reaction", but Syd departed from the Pink Floyd before the album's release.
Early Solo career (1968-1974)
After Pink Floyd's departure
Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers
New Solo career (1976-present)
Pink Floyd rejoin offer
Musical style change
Moving to Brazil (2003/05)
Last albums (2012/16)
ABRW (Anderson, Barrett, Rabin, Wakeman) (2016-)
Differences with OTL
- In this timeline, Syd Barrett continued with his musical career after a short rehabilitation from drugs (1974-76).
- He was part of the tour of Pink Floyd, can see it in albums "Delicate Sound of Thunder" and "PULSE".
- He also reunited with members of the Pink Floyd in 2005, at the Live 8.