THIS PART OF THE SITE IS WHERE I WILL PLACE ANYTHING THAT DOES NOT HAVE A DEFINED CATEGORY OR SPACE, BUT IS STILL RELATED TO ROGER "SYD" BARRETT
Syd's Possessions to go up for Auction
Below are some photos kindly sent to me by Martin Millard from Cheffins with the following message...
The sale will be on the internet and bidding live will be possible through eBay and liveauctioneers, Alternatively you may bid with us directly over the phone or via a commission bid. The sale will consist of a number of pieces from Syd's home including his home made or modified furniture, his hand painted bikes, his art materials and a number of his art works, some of his recent scrap books and clippings, his home made speakers, a classical guitar and a small quantity of his other effects. The collection will be sold as part of our two day Fine Art sale, and there will be a fully illustrated catalogue available nearer the time. A catalogue will be released a couple of weeks prior to the sale. Below are a few images to give you an idea of what you can expect.
The sale will take place in Camrbidge on the 29th November 2006 commencing at 11am.
One of Syd's Acoustic guitars is now housed on the wall in a HardRock Cafe in New Orleans, Illinois, USA.
Syd Barrett's Birth Certificate
Scanned from the fanzine titled Chapter 24, this Birth Certificate shows Syd Barrett's actual name of Roger Keith Barrett and that he was born at home (60 Glisson Road) on the Sixth January 1946. His father being Arthur Max Barrett, and mother Winifred Flack. His birth was registered on the 7th January 1946, the day after he was born, in the district of Cambridge and this copy was drawn up on the 1st June 1969. Special thanks to John Kelly for allowing me to scan this from his original magazine. John is also an Astral Piper member.
If it was April 1st, I would have just listed these photos, with the catch-phrase "NEW PHOTOS OF SYD BARRETT UNEARTHED". But the next April Fools Day is too far away, so I will have to explain the intriguing images properly for you now.
IS THIS SYD BARRETT WITH LUCIFER SAM THE SIAM CAT?
And these...LOST PHOTOS OF SYD!!!...maybe?
NO...Not quite...but certainly one of the best look-a-likes I have seen!
The almost Syd Barrett clone is Peter Hayes, the lead singer and guitarist from the US band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Track 2 "Red Eyes and Tears" on their debut 2001 CD, certainly opens sounding like Syd's guitar from Piper...but that's where the similarity ends! The music is quite good, I like these guys, in fact the album is really good all the way through, some really nice sounds going on. Their second album was a bit of a disappointment for me however. Anyway here are a few more shots to convince you further of Peter the Barrett ringer!...or is it just me who thinks there is an uncanny similarity?
EVEN SIDE ON AT THE MIC...HE...???
VERY WETHERBY MANSIONS, MADCAP SHOOT LOOKING?
You cannot tell me this doesn't look like Mr Barrett?
For anyone interested in my crazed ramblings, here is the debut BRMC CD cover.
Its not just me...He looks like Syd doesn't he?