Pink Floyd Members Share A Video To Commemorate Syd Barrett’s Legacy
Pink Floyd has paid homage to Syd Barrett’s legacy through numerous songs. Recently, the band’s official Instagram account honored the late frontman one more time by wishing him a happy birthday with a video summarizing Barrett’s accomplishments with the act.
“Syd Barrett was a musician/songwriter who co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965,” read the text in the video along with the late musician’s photos with the band. “He was Pink Floyd’s original frontman and main songwriter until he left the band in 1968. With Pink Floyd, he recorded and released four singles as well as their debut album, ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ (1967).”
The text continued, “He played on three songs on their second album. These were, ‘Jugband Blues,’ ‘Remember A Day,’ ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” [from] ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’ (1968). Today, we mark the anniversary of Roger Keith ‘Syd’ Barrett’s birthday. Born on this day in 1946.”
So, any average Pink Floyd fan or rock enthusiast might know all about Syd, but Pink Floyd still wanted to ensure everybody knew all about Barrett. The video the band shared covered the basics of what the former frontman had done with the PF and which songs they’d recorded together. They also reminded everyone that it was Syd’s birthday.
We might say that this educative video covered not even half of Barrett’s musical influence on the band. His talent also paved the way for the band to receive more recognition and popularity in their early days. Of course, not everyone has to enjoy Syd’s works with Pink Floyd, but there surely should be some amount of respect and appreciation for his musical genius.