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Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies

Musician a major influence on British psychedelia

Tuesday, July 11, 2006; Posted: 11:04 a.m. EDT (15:04 GMT)

LONDON, England (CNN) — Syd Barrett, the eccentric guitarist who founded Pink Floyd but later left the music business to live quietly and somewhat reclusively, has died at the age of 60, according to a spokeswoman for the band.


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