10 Years Ago Today- Pink Floyd Founding Member Syd Barrett Dies at 60 (Watch “Apples and Oranges Live” ’67)

10 years ago today (7/7/06), Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett died at the age of 60 from pancreatic cancer. Although not seen in public rarely and refraining from any type of recordings or performances since the early 70’s, Barrett still held the public’s imagination: the one who took the psychedelics and never came back. Barrett was the profound leader on Pink Floyd’s debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn, having wrote most of the album’s material including “Bike” and “See Emily Play.” Barrett’s role in the band was eventually turned over to David Gilmour who helped transfer Pink Floyd as one of the world’s biggest experimental bands.  Watch Pink Floyd fronted by Barrett perform “Apples and Oranges” live in 1967.

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