Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd

Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd

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by Mike Watkinson, Pete Anderson
     
 

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Crazy Diamond is the first biography of Syd Barrett, the legendary founder of Pink Floyd whose all too brief flash of erratic brilliance continues to inspire and influence rock musicians throughout the world.

Once considered the undisputed leader of Pink Floyd, Barrett left the group in mysterious circumstances after writing and singing their two early hit

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Crazy Diamond is the first biography of Syd Barrett, the legendary founder of Pink Floyd whose all too brief flash of erratic brilliance continues to inspire and influence rock musicians throughout the world.

Once considered the undisputed leader of Pink Floyd, Barrett left the group in mysterious circumstances after writing and singing their two early hit singles and most of their first album. While stories of his acid-induced madness began to circulate, he made two solo albums which became cult classics. Shortly after their release in 1970, he retired from music.

What happened to Barrett has been a source of constant speculation ever since, and the recent release of a third 'solo' album culled from early unreleased material has heightened interest in this reclusive genius.

Crazy Diamond draws on years of research and numerous original interviews with Barrett's family and associates to relate one of the strangest stories in rock's thirty year history.

Illustrated with many rare and previously unpublished pictures of Barrett, his family and the early Pink Floyd, and including a full discography, and a foreword by Julian Cope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711936782
Publisher:
Omnibus Press
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Edition description:
New Revised
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.59(d)

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Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and crazy read. Shine on you crazy diamond kept playing over and over in my mind while reading this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isnt syd the guy who got kicked out of the band for his drunk behavior and him taking drugs which made him space out during concerts or not sing at all and just sit down on stage and abuse his fellow band mates?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great and a must have for any real Pink Floyd fan out there!!! Syd is the Best!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for exploring the infamous life of founder and once front man for Pink Floyd, starting with childhood events and ending with the eventual collapse of one of rock and rolls most tragic acid casualties.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the only thing wrong with the book, is similar to the only problem to a cameron crowe movie, and that is that extra bit of wishy sap, that noone really came here for, and at times a little overwritten. but overall a great read, gives you a chance to get in on a secret or so it seems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The life of Syd Barrett has always been a mystery. Since there are only 2 books based on him, this book shines the light onto the crazy diamonds life.