Syd Barrett R.I.P.

Syd_barrett Syd Barrett, the man behind the early success of Pink Floyd and a songwriter who had the potential to rival Lennon and McCartney if drugs didn’t get in the way died at the age of 60 it was announced today. Sad news indeed. Shine on you crazy diamond.

UPDATED: Rolling Stone magazine has a great interview with Syd from 1971 as well as a playlist (requires Rhapsody) of some of the best Barrett-penned songs.