Rare Photos Of Pink Floyd’s Creative Genius Syd Barrett

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On what would have been his 70th birthday, we look back at the life of Syd Barrett, who fronted Pink Floyd in their psychedelic early days, and later enjoyed a solo career that was studded with brilliance. These pictures originally appeared alongside love letters and original artworks in the exhibition ‘Syd Barrett: Art And Letters’ at The Idea Generation in 2011 and in the book, ‘Barrett: The Definitive Visual Companion’, by Essential Works.

Image credit: Courtesy of Libby Gausden-Chisman
Image credit: Courtesy of Pink Floyd Music Ltd. Archive
Image credit: Courtesy of Pink Floyd Music Ltd. Archive
Image credit: Courtesy of Pink Floyd Music Ltd. Archive
Image credit: Roger Barrett/Courtesy of the Brian Wernham Collection