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Syd Barrett

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Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (January 6, 1946 � July 7, 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist.

Best remembered as one of the founding members of the group Pink Floyd, Barrett was active as a rock musician for only a few years before he went into seclusion. His creative legacy and quintessentially English vocal delivery have since proven remarkably influential.

From, an entry ostensibly posted by Ian Barrett, Syd Barrett's nephew, in reference to Syd's funeral, July 17, 2006:

"There was a Humanist officiant who was very affable and welcoming. There was no need to bring God in when he had never made his presence felt before."