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Syd Barrett: Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Nick Kent, Guardian, The, 12 July 2006

Syd Barrett, the most famous recluse in rock, is dead. It would be easy to mourn the founder of Pink Floyd as a casualty of drugs and mental illness, says Nick Kent – but his songs will inspire musicians for generations

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