Syd Barrett

1946 - 2006

Syd Barrett

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 named the group and was their original frontman and primary songwriter, becoming known for his whimsical take on psychedelic pop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syd Barrett has received more than 7,355,789 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 76th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Syd Barrett ranks 76 out of 2,258Before him are Yehudi Menuhin, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Carlos Santana, Giorgio Moroder, and Cliff Burton. After him are Dean Martin, Lou Reed, Victor Borge, Sviatoslav Richter, Paco de Lucía, and Duke Ellington.

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Among people born in 1946, Syd Barrett ranks 32Before him are Diane Keaton, David Suchet, Emerson Fittipaldi, Roh Moo-hyun, Oliver Stone, and Marianne Faithfull. After him are José Carreras, Benny Andersson, Guus Hiddink, Rivellino, Timothy Dalton, and Hassanal Bolkiah. Among people deceased in 2006, Syd Barrett ranks 18Before him are Oriana Fallaci, Philippe Noiret, Heinrich Harrer, Owen Chamberlain, Desmond Doss, and György Ligeti. After him are Bülent Ecevit, Clay Regazzoni, Steve Irwin, Ibrahim Rugova, Joseph Barbera, and Clifford Geertz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 338 out of 5,347Before him are Peter Sellers (1925), Henry Morgan (1635), William Crookes (1832), William Petty (1623), Fred Hoyle (1915), and Ronald Coase (1910). After him are David II of Scotland (1324), Angela Lansbury (1925), John Everett Millais (1829), George Michael (1963), John Knox (1514), and Frederick Soddy (1877).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 24Before him are David Gilmour (1946), Brian Jones (1942), Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Jon Lord (1941). After him are Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Gary Moore (1952), and George Martin (1926).