Il 6 gennaio 1946 nasceva Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett indimenticata icona del primo periodo Pink Floyd. A 70 anni dalla nascita la famiglia dell’influente musicista di Cambridge, scomparso il 7 luglio del 2006, pubblica una serie di foto inedite che documentano la vita di Barrett dall’adolescenza fin ai primi anni ’80. Per l’occasione viene lanciato un nuovo sito web. Lo scorso ottobre è stata lanciata una proposta per erigere una statua dell’artista al Cambridge Corn Exchange che probabilmente sarà realizzata prossimamente grazie anche al contributo del Cambridge City Council. Due anni fa veniva invece pubblicato il “disco inedito“.
Wednesday 6th January marks what would have been the 70th birthday of Syd Barrett, founder member of the Pink Floyd and one of the most influential musicians in British pop history. To mark the occasion, Syd Barrett’s new official website will be launched at 12 noon on Wednesday (GMT). Celebrating his unique life and career, both of which continue to inspire and enthral, it is a unique resource that offers an unrivalled insight into this enigmatic musician.
The website has been created by those who knew him best – his family and friends. The clean, modern design offers an intimate experience for Syd’s fans, incorporating his favourite colour indigo and offering previously unseen, restored family photographs. Going forward, regular updates will reveal even more exclusive material, photographs and information. Featured songs will receive detailed analysis alongside reviews, essays and images from a range of celebrity guest writers. Syd’s nephew Ian Barrett says “2016 promises to be an exciting year for Syd Barrett’s fans and we hope that in keeping with my uncle’s talents, this online resource will act as a springboard, inspiring a new generation of artists – both musical and visual”