Syd Barrett’s family mark his 70th birthday by publishing unseen photographs

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Wednesday January 6th marks what would have been Syd Barrett’s 70th birthday. He was a 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 tomorrow (January 6). Celebrating his unique life and career, it’s 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.””

Watch the video for Octopus via YouTube below.

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