The Funny Farm Has Lost An Inmate

There's a backward message on Pink Floyd's The Wall, which says, if ya listen just right, that to get ahold of Pink, please call the Funny Farm.

Pink is now officially dead. May his music (spirit?) live on forever.

Syd Barrett, Founder of Pink Floyd, Dies

LONDON — Syd Barrett, the troubled genius who co-founded Pink Floyd but spent his last years in reclusive anonymity, has died, a spokeswoman for the band said Tuesday. He was 60.

Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright, and wrote many of the band's early songs.

He got the name of the band from two old blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Pink Floyd's jazz-infused rock made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene. It was the first British group to do light shows in concert and its music and style was weird even for that era.

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  1. Found an interesting site. It has a bunch, if not all of Syd's lyrics.

    Syd Lyrics is just one part of Pink Floyd dot org. Pretty cool.

  2. I posted a link to a Pink Floyd trivia quiz BEFORE I heard about this. A little freaky. And very sad news.

  3. This is sad news(we dont need no education) liked that one , all the best ,thanks for sharing

  4. RIP...Syd. Hope you're in a better place than the one you left.

  5. oh no, i had no idea...

    such an influencial band..and only 60.

    one less great rocker :(

    rest in peace i guess

  6. was bad news for sure. I hope he meets up with Jim Morrison and they have a good jam.


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