syd barrett remembered: i will if you will

“born in england as, roger keith barrett , syd was singer songwriter guitarist and painter, best remembered as a founding member of pink floyd. he was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band’s psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their best work, including their name, although he was left out of the group in 1968 amidst speculations of mental illness exacerbated by heavy drug use he is the one name best remembers of the work that included ‘the piper at the gates of dawn’ album.” by dd