Iggy Rose was one of Syd Barrett's girlfriends in 1969.
She is most famous for being the model on the Syd Barrett album: 'The Madcap Laughs'.
Nicknamed Iggy the Eskimo, it was rumoured she was part Inuit.
One day, in 1969, she disappeared out of Syd's life and was not heard of ever since.
Almost four decades later, the Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit started to mess with things.
Its five years mission: to find Iggy and bring her back to the spotlights.
And guess what, with some invaluable help from many, many friends... we did...
Beginning 2017 Iggy Rose decided to leave social media. She died peacefully on the 13th of December 2017,
just before her seventieth birthday. Wishing you good luck, Iggy, wherever you are.
Our good friend Ewgeni Reingold put an interesting post
on the Birdie Hop Facebook group (membership needed).
is selling a part of Peter
Jenner’s collection and there are a few items that may interest the
Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett fan. An Arnold
Layne factory pressing, some press pictures from the 5 man Floyd, a
Fan Club letter and Management Stationery from Blackhill
However the most interesting item is, without doubt, the handwritten
lyrics for Apples
And Oranges, dating from 1967.
Each verse and the chorus are written across 32 lines over two pages of
lined paper in blue ballpoint pen, with handwritten musical chords.
Size: 8in x 13in (20.5cm x 33cm).
These lyrics for 'Apples and Oranges' have been in the possession of
Peter Jenner since they were written in 1967. Jenner was the first
manager for Pink Floyd. He co-founded Blackhill Enterprises with his
childhood friend Andrew King in 1966 after discovering the band, leaving
his career as a lecturer at the London School of Economics. The pair
first saw Pink Floyd at the Marquee Club and although having no prior
experience in the music industry, they decided to found their
production/management company. This enabled them to become the bands
managers as well as set up the first South Bank concert 'Pink Floyd
Games For May' in 1967. This lead to further ventures such as the now
legendary 'Hyde Park Free Festival' in 1968 which 120,000 people
attended and that was held for eight consecutive years.
Following signing up the fledgling Pink Floyd, Jenner and King invested
in new musical equipment, clothing and promotion for each member.
However it was Syd Barrett that the pair saw as the principle songwriter
and creative force in the group. Jenner in particular took Syd under his
wing identifying his vulnerability. Syd was the lead singer, song writer
and face of a new genre of progressive psychedelic rock. However behind
all this, Syd's mental state was beginning to deteriorate, and he was
starting to become lost to drugs and the pressures from the industry at
The complete handwritten lyrics in this lot are written in the hand of
Syd Barrett. The lyrics are titled and include the chord breakdown for
the melody and released version of the song. 'Apples and Oranges' was
the last single released by the original Pink Floyd band line-up, (Syd,
Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright) before the bands first US
tour. The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on the 26th and 27th
October 1967. It was released on the 27th November but failed to make it
into the charts, with B-side for the single 'Paint Box' written by
According to Syd the song was based on a girl in a supermarket, "It's a
happy song, and it's got a touch of Christmas. It's about a girl who I
saw just walking round town, in Richmond." commented Barrett, when
discussing the narrative.
This lot is sold without copyright, all rights remaining with Syd
Barrett Music Ltd.
A second item to be auctioned is a typed lyric sheet for Apples And
Oranges, dating from 1967. It contains the complete lyrics and chorus
for the song across 25 lines. Size: 8in x 10in (20cm x 25cm). This also
comes from the collection of Peter Jenner and it’s estimated at £800 -
The auction closed at 24 May 2023, 12:00 BST. Drkrazee, who followed the
aution, posted the following on Reddit:
Sadly the reserve wasn't met on this and the lot got passed. Maybe next
Just like in the previous Peter Jenner auction, where he tried to sell Vegetable
Man, it appears that the minimum bid was not reached.
Other (less expensive) items did find buyers though: Syd Barrett /
Pink Floyd: Three Black And White Vintage Press Photographs Of Syd
Barrett, Sold for £640 inc. premium. Pink Floyd: Three
Black And White Vintage Prints Of Pink Floyd, Sold for £640
inc. premium. Pink Floyd: Fan Club letter and Management Stationery
from Blackhill Enterprises. Sold for £140 inc. premium. Pink
Floyd: Two Black And White Vintage Press Photos Of Syd Barrett. Sold for
£640 inc. premium. Pink Floyd: A Handbill for 'Games for
May - The Pink Floyd'. Sold for £2,048 inc. premium.
Rino Di Lernia visited Bonhams and took some pictures of the lyrics
sheet. They can be seen at The
Pink Floyd Clan (Facebook).
Other Meaningful Articles
While you’re at it, why don’t you read the article about the auction of
Vegetable Man in 2022 or the Rich Hall / Felix Atagong / Birdie Hop
interview with Peter Jenner, dating from 2014?
Many thanks to: Birdie Hop, Drkrazee, Ewgeni Reingold, Petra Eder, Rino
Di Lernia. ♥ Iggy ♥ Libby ♥
Literature (as quoted from the Bonhams auction page): Povey, Glenn
The Complete Pink Floyd, The Ultimate Reference, Stirling, New Yok, 2016 Pink
Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, V&A Publishing, London, 2017
Pictures taken from Bonhams and Rino Di Lernia, some enhanced by Felix