Wouldn’t you miss me at all?
And this was really becoming a great day.
Syd Barrett died.
Barrett, Pink Floyd’s founder and creative force until his retirement in 68, and later a unique, if not always stable, musically and mentally, creator, left the music world at about 1970, and vanished from the public eye.
20 years afterwards, rumours of his whereabout began to surface, he was found to be living in Camebridge, England, with his mother, and later, after her death, alone.
He released two Albums, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, in 1970. Later, a b-sides and rarities compilation, Opel, was also released.
His music and lyrics is anything but conformist. He had a whirlwind in his psyche, and managed to convey it in his songs. Sometimes those resulted in a rollercoaster of sound imagery and textual harmonies, other times, it was just odd-ish.
He was one of Rock’n’Roll’s last heroes.
“For all the time spent in that room
The doll’s house, darkness, old perfume
And fairy stories held me high on
Clouds of sunlight floating by.”