Who is who? - B

Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett)

Syb BarrettGuitarist, songwriter
Born: January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, England.
Died: July 7th 2006 in Cambridge, England.
School/education: Morley Memorial Junior School, Cambridge High School For Boys, Camberwell Art School

Guitarist, singer, songwriter and cofounder of Pink Floyd in 1965. contributed to the first two Pink Floyd albums and the early singles before he was replaced by David Gilmour in 1968. He was left out because of a growing insanity probably due to drug abuse and the pressure of fame. After Pink Floyd he had a short-lived solo career but is still regarded a true genius of music by many fans. Musicians like Brian Eno, David Bowie and others have several times tried to help Syd Barrett back on his feet. A Best of Syd Barrett compilation was released in April 2001.

Pink Floyd wrote Shine On You Crazy Diamond as a greeting to Syd Barrett. Syd Barrett lived a quiet life in his Cambridge home until he passed away peacefully on July 7th 2006.

Syd Read more about Syd Barrett in Brian Hogg's booklet text from Crazy Diamond and Sleeve notes from Opel.

The music of Syd Barrett has recently been fully researched by David Parker. Read about it in the book Random Precision - Recording the Music of Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett Arnold Layne/Candy And A Currant Bun
See Emily Play/Scarecrow
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Apples And Oranges/Paintbox
It Would Be So Nice/Julia Dream
A Saucerful of Secrets
Solo releases Syd Barrett solo discography
Selected songs about Barrett Kevin Ayers: Oh What a Dream
The Gigolo Aunts
Robyn Hitchkock : The Man Who Invented Himself
The TV Personalities: I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
Beyond The Wildwood - A Tribute To Syd Barrett
Fuck Your Dreams, This Is Heaven
Selected videos/film London '66-'67
Syd's First Trip
Selected literature Random Precision - Recording the Music of Syd Barrett
Embryo - A Pink Floyd Chronology 1966 - 1971
Lost In The Woods
Crazy Diamond Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd: A Visual Documentary
Articles from the scrapbook The Madcap Laughs
Melody Maker, March 27, 1971.

Joe Boyd

Music and film producer

Boyd is born in USA, but worked as a producer in London in the sixties. He produced a few songs for Powerhouse - a short-lived cooperation between Eric Clapton, Paul Jones and Steve Winwood. He was the founder of UFO club in London and the first to get Pink Floyd into a recording studio. He produced their first single hit Arnold Layne. After the group became popular the record company made Norman Smith take over the producer's chair. Boyd continued producing and has worked with 10.000 Maniacs, Fairport Convention, John Cale, R.E.M. and is today head of his own Hannibal Records.


Buy selected albums produced by Joe Boyd

US UK and Europe
10.000 Maniacs: Wishing Chair CD CD
R.E.M.: Eponymous CD
R.E.M.: Fables Of The Reconstruction   CD/Vinyl
R.E.M.: Dead Letter Office CD CD


Doyle Bramhall IIDoyle Bramhall II

Musician (guitar, bass, drums and more)

The left-handed guitarist from Texas has been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Arc Angels. He has made solo albums and after being recommended by Patrick Leonard, he joined Roger Waters US tour in 1999/2000. He can be heard on the live album In the Flesh and seen on the DVD/VHS.


Buy selected albums with Doyle Bramhall II

US UK and Europe
Welcome CD CD
Jellycream CD CD
Bird Nest on the Ground CD CD
Doyle Bramhall II CD  


Sam Brown (Samantha Brown)

Sam BrownSinger
Born: October 7, 1964 in Stratford, London

Backing singer at the Knebworth concert and on the Division Bell album and tour. Sam Brown has made two solo albums with participation of David Gilmour ('April Moon' and 'Stop') and as a singer she has also performed with Small Faces and Spandau Ballett.

Sam Brown is the daughter of rock'n'roll singer/guitarist Joe Brown and the singer Vicki Brown who also was a part of the Pink Floyd 'choir' at knebworth. Both of the two female singers can be heard on the Gilmour solo album About Face, and Vicki Brown as well used her voice on the Roger Waters album Radio K.A.O.S. Vicki Brown passed away in 1991.


Buy selected albums
with Sam Brown

US UK and Europe
Sam Brown: Reboot   CD
Stop   CD
Sam Brown: Box CD  
Tina Turner: Break Every Rule CD CD