10 Things You Need To Know About Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)

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#1- Syd Barrett was born on 6 January, 1946, in Cambridge, England. His real name was Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett.

#2- He was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, & co-founder of the rock band Pink Floyd.

#3- Barrett bought a ukulele when he was 10. At 11, he bought a banjo, and at 14, an acoustic guitar.

#4- Syd Barrett wrote 22 songs that were officially released with Pink Floyd. He left the band in April 1968.

#5- He released his first solo album, "The Madcap Laughs," on 2 January, 1970, under Harvest Records.

#6- Syd Barrett's career in music spanned from 1965 to 1972, during which he only released two solo albums.

#7- He was also a talented painter, and his artwork has been exhibited in galleries around the world.

#8- Due to mental health issues, Syd Barrett retired from the music industry & public appearances in 1972.

#9- As a member of Pink Floyd, He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

#10- Syd Barrett had an estimated net worth of $500,000. He died on 7 July, 2006, in Cambridge, England.

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