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Syd Barrett Speaks

uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, March 1970

BRITAIN’S art colleges have turned out a disproportionate number of successful musicians – John Lennon, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend among them. It was while Syd Barrett was studying fine art at Camberwell School of Art in south London that he started playing with the Pink Floyd, the rest of whom were all at that time potential architects at the Regent Street Polytechnic.

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