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He died very peacefully a couple of days ago," the band's spokeswoman said. "There will be a private family funeral."
Long live rock and roll.
The folded paper holds their faces to the floor,
and everyday, the paperboy brings more...
Post Syd, but clearly influenced. Rather than looking on the dark side of the moon, perhaps better to set the controls for the heart of the sun.
Surely not, not with all that money.
He lived even closer to the Worldpay.com offices. Not that, that matters
[edited by: Essex_boy at 7:49 pm (utc) on July 12, 2006]
He lived with his mother. He was getting a "pension" from Floyd. None of the music he worked on with Floyd was a huge hit. They ditched him right before they got big, he was holding them back because he was un-stable. The band has been supporting him all along, not because they had too, because they felt a sense of duty.
None of the music he worked on with Floyd was a huge hit
They ditched him right before they got big,
Here's another one written by Syd Barrett, from Saucerful of Secrets..
It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear
That I'm not here.
And I never knew the moon could be so big
And I never knew the moon could be so blue
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in red
And I'm wondering who could be writing this song.
I don't care if the sun don't shine
And I don't care if nothing is mine
And I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter.
And the sea isn't green
And I love the queen
And what exactly is a dream
And what exactly is a joke.
Syd will always have a special place in my heart and mind......
Just like you say, grandpa: Shine on You Crazy Diamond. I played that track three times times today in his memory. No doubt I'll play it again sometime soon.
Ok, I will concede that. But its nothing when compared to Dark Side or the Wall.
I would imagine those early hits did not generate huge amounts of cash for the band. The venues they were playing at the time were not stadium sized when Syd was with the band.
From the obituary:
Roger Keith Barrett was born in Cambridge in January 1946. The son of a well-known pathologist, he acquired the nickname "Syd" during his teens, a reference to Sid Barrett, a local jazz drummer.
>Yeah, I know, not a chance in ....
It may not be so unlikely. The four other members recently performed together as Pink Floyd at the Live8 concert. The first time in many many years.