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NME magazine publishes Syd Barrett tribute issue Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 19 July 2006

This week's issue (cover date July 22nd 2006) of long-running music magazine NME devotes a significant amount of its pages to a tribute to "Pink Floyd's lost genius" Syd Barrett.

Syd Barrett tribute issue of NME
NME, 22nd July 2006
Renaming itself for the occasion "New Psychedelic Express", the issue includes a piece on the news of his death and its effect on the rest of the floyd, a brief history of his life, comments and memories from other musicians, fan tributes, a list of tracks inspired by Syd, and the highlights of Nick Kent's 1974 NME piece on Syd, often referred to as the "definitive article" on Barrett.

The whole of Kent's 1974 article can be seen at NME.com, where the magazine has also posted a gallery of pictures, and a message board relating to Barrett's passing.

The magazine itself has a nice selection of archive pictures of Barrett, from the period of 1967 - 1971. There are no pictures of him going about his business in recent years, unlike some of the daily newspapers which seemed to take delight in showing him doing his shopping.

The NME can be bought from most newsagents across the UK, and it is also available as an import in some countries - the US, Canada, and most of Europe.

(Our thanks to Keith from Neptune PF for the head's-up on this story)



 
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