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When Syd met Iggy (Pt. 2)

Entry 1118 posted in: The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit


Part 2 of the memories of JenS, a mutual friend from Syd Barrett and Iggy the Eskimo, as exclusively told to The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit.

1. It is generally believed that The Madcap Laughs photo sessions, by Storm Thorgerson and/or Mick Rock, took place in the autumn of 1969, a couple of weeks after the album was cut and a short time before it hit the shelves of the record stores.

2. It is generally believed that Iggy has only been living in Syd’s apartment for two or three weeks maximum, during which the famous photo sessions took place, before disappearing completely from the scene. In our previous article JenS situates this in February or March 1969.

The problem is that there is at least a six months gap between both dates. The answer, as usual, can be found at The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit.