Syd Barrett

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Mick Rock, famed music photographer and ‘man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72
‘Photographic poet’ created numerous iconic images of David Bowie as well as iconic artwork for Lou Reed, Queen and the Ramones

Laura Snapes

19, Nov, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Hey teacher … how Syd Barrett’s artistic genius flowered at school
An early still life painting by the Pink Floyd founder will be sold at auction

Vanessa Thorpe

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Shine on you crazy garden! Syd Barrett's strangest tune yet
A lecturer in hauntology has turned debris from the Pink Floyd singer’s garden into a piece of music. Should Dua Lipa be worried?

Tim Jonze

10, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The Ballad of Syd & Morgan by Haydn Middleton – review
EM Forster and Syd Barrett form an unlikely bond in the Cambridge of the 60s in a fancy version of fan fiction

Johanna Thomas-Corr

21, Oct, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'Pete Doherty tried to get out of the car at 80mph': the stories behind NME's greatest covers
From Stuart Maconie romping up the Eiger with Stone Roses to Vivien Goldman having her mind blown by reggae sound systems, writers and editors from four decades of NME delve behind the front pages

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

09, Mar, 2018 @9:18 AM

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You say you want a sexual revolution: why 1967 is the year pop came out
Fifty years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised – and pop was never the same again. From Dusty and Motown to Mick Jagger and the Kinks, here are the songs, clubs and clothes that liberated Britain

Jon Savage

08, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-72 review – 27 discs of dogged creativity
This exhaustive document of Pink Floyd’s sonic explorations contains some tantalising glimpses of the different paths they could have taken – as well as 15 versions of Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Alexis Petridis

10, Nov, 2016 @3:00 PM

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One Thinks of It All As a Dream review – psychedelic salute to Syd Barrett
Alan Bissett evokes the whimsy of The Wind in the Willows in his insightful eulogy to Pink Floyd’s wayward genius

Mark Fisher

18, Oct, 2016 @11:34 AM

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Mick Rock’s best photograph: Syd Barrett on a Pontiac Parisienne
‘Syd Barrett swopped his Mini for this Pontiac. But it was too massive to drive and eventually got towed’

Interview by Karin Andreasson

12, Feb, 2015 @8:01 AM

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Is rock's flippant attitude towards mental health changing?

Prog band Kitten Pyramid's tour of psychiatric hospitals suggests a more enlightened approach to mental illness in music

Martin Horsfield

18, Apr, 2014 @11:59 AM

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Prince: the artist who hides in plain sight
It's hard to think of any other musician who has remained so inscrutable while releasing quite so many records

Alexis Petridis

05, Feb, 2014 @4:28 PM

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Gavin Esler: 'Prog rock is eccentric British genius'
Bands such as the Von Hertzen Brothers, Gazpacho and Touchstone suggest the spirit of prog lives on. That's why I'm honoured to be hosting the first ever progressive music awards

Gavin Esler

24, Aug, 2012 @12:04 PM

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