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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 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 11,183,064 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Syd Barrett is the 69th most popular musician (down from 60th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 23rd 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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  • 11M

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  • 67.72

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  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Syd Barrett ranks 69 out of 2,662Before him are Pablo de Sarasate, Chet Baker, Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, and André Rieu. After him are Jon Lord, Amir Khusrow, Cosima Wagner, Alexander Glazunov, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Cliff Burton.

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Among people born in 1946, Syd Barrett ranks 38Before him are Roh Moo-hyun, Emerson Fittipaldi, David Suchet, Fabio Capello, Dianne Wiest, and Marina Abramović. After him are Oliver Stone, Hassanal Bolkiah, Nicos Anastasiades, Marianne Faithfull, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, and Barry Gibb. Among people deceased in 2006, Syd Barrett ranks 16Before him are James Brown, Desmond Doss, Heinrich Harrer, Alfredo Stroessner, Philippe Noiret, and Oriana Fallaci. After him are György Ligeti, Owen Chamberlain, Joseph Barbera, Ibrahim Rugova, Clifford Geertz, and Anna Politkovskaya.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 321 out of 7,765Before him are Stanley Matthews (1915), Thomas Andrews (1873), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), John Herschel (1792), Anne Neville (1456), and Frederick Soddy (1877). After him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Jon Lord (1941), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), George Eliot (1819), G. K. Chesterton (1874), and William Crookes (1832).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Syd Barrett ranks 23Before him are Sting (1951), Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945). After him are Jon Lord (1941), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Gary Moore (1952), and Mike Oldfield (1953).