A plecat dintre noi Syd Barrett, poate cel mai influent membru al Pink Floyd in perioada incipienta. A schimbat fata muzicii. Asta conteaza. Si ne-a oferit momente de magie.
Din wikipedia: One of Barrett’s trademarks was playing his Fender Esquire guitar by sliding a Zippo lighter up and down the fret-board through an old echo box to create the mysterious, otherworldly sounds that became associated with the group.
Later update: Inca ceva din wikipedia care arata cat de important a fost Barrett pentru Pink Floyd:
Wish You Were Here, released in 1975, carries an abstract theme of absence: absence of any humanity within the music industry and, most poignantly, the absence of Syd Barrett. Well-known for its popular title track, the album includes the largely instrumental, nine-part song suite “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” , a tribute to Barrett in which the lyrics deal explicitly with the aftermath of his breakdown. (…) In a famous anecdote, a heavyset man with a completely shaved head and eyebrows wandered into the studio while the band was recording “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”. The band could not recognise him for some time, when suddenly one of them realised it was Syd Barrett. He was greeted enthusiastically by the band but subsequently slipped away during the impromptu party for David Gilmour’s wedding (which was, coincidentally, also on that day). It was the last time any of the other band members saw him. Gilmour recently confirmed this story, although he could not recall which song they were working on when Syd showed up.