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Syd Barrett, A Psychedelic Veteran

Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, June 1971

In every great revolution heroes are created who in turn are often killed by the very ideals which they fought for. The "psychedelic revolution" of 1966-67 has been no exception. Some are dead and some are living. Hendrix, Wilson, Joplin and Jones aren't living. Syd Barrett isn't dead. However Barrett isn't quite the person he was in those early days of the "underground" when the Pink Floyd were the acid kings of British rock.

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