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Commemorative plaque for Syd Barrett unveiled tomorrow Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
BBC Music Day

For BBC Music Day tomorrow (Thursday June 15th) BBC Local Radio has teamed up with the British Plaque Trust to unveil 47 historic Blue Plaques celebrating iconic musicians and venues. Amongst those to be honoured is Syd Barrett, who will have a plaque in his name unveiled outside the city's Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University - Barrett was a student there.

Syd's plaque will be unveiled by members of his family including his sister and brothers, and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire between 12 noon and 3pm BST. There will also be a live interview with members of Syd's family on the Cambridge News Facebook page tomorrow lunchtime.

David Harvey, editor of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, said: "Syd Barrett is one of the UK's most iconic musicians of our time. It's a real privilege to be honouring a true music legend and we're going to do it in style, with a live broadcast from Anglia Ruskin University. We'll hear from a singer-songwriter who, like Syd, studies at the School of Art and from a former band member who played with him at his last ever gig at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge.

"It will be a fantastic tribute to Cambridgeshire's 'Crazy Diamond'. There will also be musicians placed across Cambridge in key places who will play at the timed moment. It's going to be a brilliant day."

 
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