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Syd Barrett: Before The Void

Kris Needs, Shindig, October 2016

2016 MARKS 70 years since Syd Barrett entered this world, ten since he left it and an incredible half century since Pink Floyd played their first London gigs. Now, after years of being posthumously pigeonholed and analysed as the counterculture's highest profile acid casualty and enigmatic James Dean figure, Syd is getting his rightful tribute in the city of Cambridge; the city where he grew up, retired to and died.

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