Syd Barrett

1946 - 2006

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syd Barrett has received more than 9,483,485 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Syd Barrett is the 60th most popular musician (up from 74th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 338th in 2019) and the 22nd 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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Among musicians, Syd Barrett ranks 60 out of 2,675Before him are Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, and Pablo Casals. After him are Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Iggy Pop, and Chet Baker.

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Among people born in 1946, Syd Barrett ranks 28Before him are Liza Minnelli, Elfriede Jelinek, David Suchet, Jane Birkin, Timothy Dalton, and Fabio Capello. After him are Roh Moo-hyun, Dianne Wiest, Susan Sarandon, José Carreras, Rivellino, and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. Among people deceased in 2006, Syd Barrett ranks 16Before him are Saparmurat Niyazov, Heinrich Harrer, Desmond Doss, Philippe Noiret, Oriana Fallaci, and Alfredo Stroessner. After him are György Ligeti, Joseph Barbera, Clifford Geertz, Owen Chamberlain, Paul Mauriat, and Giacinto Facchetti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 302 out of 6,924Before him are Calico Jack (1682), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Oswald Mosley (1896), Jane Goodall (1934), Richard Trevithick (1771), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944). After him are Joseph Merrick (1862), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), G. H. Hardy (1877), Patrick Stewart (1940), Jeremy Irons (1948), and Eadweard Muybridge (1830).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 22Before him are Sting (1951), Jon Lord (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), and Brian Jones (1942). After him are Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), and John Dowland (1563).