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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

"Remember when you were young..... you shone like the sun...."

Syd Barrett, the former lead singer of Pink Floyd and one of the key figures of the 60s, died on Friday at the age of 60 from complications arising from diabetes although his death was only announced yesterday.
The guitarist was the band's first creative force and an influential songwriter, penning their early hits.
He joined Pink Floyd in 1965 but left three years later after one album. He went on to live as a recluse, with his mental deterioration blamed on drugs.
He will be sadly missed as his music has influenced many bands and musicians
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