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
     
 

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Syd Barrett was Pink Floyd's founder, singer, guitarist and principal composer, who left the group in 1968 amidst tales of acid-induced madness. Barrett's brief flash of erratic brilliance has is now the stuff of rock legend, and his post-Floyd recordings have become cult classics.

Updated for 2006, this book draws on years on research to relate an epic rock

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Syd Barrett was Pink Floyd's founder, singer, guitarist and principal composer, who left the group in 1968 amidst tales of acid-induced madness. Barrett's brief flash of erratic brilliance has is now the stuff of rock legend, and his post-Floyd recordings have become cult classics.

Updated for 2006, this book draws on years on research to relate an epic rock tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857121226
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
581,893
File size:
5 MB

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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.