Syd Barrett

1946 - 2006

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Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, guitarist and songwriter who co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd in 1965. Barrett was the band's original frontman and primary songwriter, known for his whimsical style of psychedelia, English-accented singing, and stream-of-consciousness writing style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syd Barrett has received more than 13,464,051 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Syd Barrett is the 44th most popular musician (up from 69th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 321st in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Musician.

Syd Barrett is most famous for being the lead singer and guitarist for the band Pink Floyd.

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  • 13M

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  • 69.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Syd Barrett ranks 44 out of 3,175Before him are David Gilmour, Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, and Ronnie James Dio. After him are Miles Davis, Martha Argerich, Goran Bregović, B.B. King, Isaac Albéniz, and Victor Borge.

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Among people born in 1946, Syd Barrett ranks 32Before him are David Gilmour, Elfriede Jelinek, Hassanal Bolkiah, Susan Sarandon, Guus Hiddink, and Tommy Lee Jones. After him are Fabio Capello, Roh Moo-hyun, Benny Andersson, José Carreras, Oliver Stone, and Timothy Dalton. Among people deceased in 2006, Syd Barrett ranks 11Before him are Gerald Ford, Naguib Mahfouz, Milton Friedman, Stanisław Lem, James Brown, and Philippe Noiret. After him are Oriana Fallaci, Alfredo Stroessner, Saparmurat Niyazov, Owen Chamberlain, Heinrich Harrer, and György Ligeti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 233 out of 8,785Before him are James Hunt (1947), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Stan Laurel (1890), Clement Attlee (1883), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), and Harold Godwinson (1022). After him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), William Wordsworth (1770), John Law (1671), Edward the Black Prince (1330), and John Constable (1776).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 17Before him are Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), Pete Townshend (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Sting (1951), and David Gilmour (1946). After him are Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), Charlie Watts (1941), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945).