Happy 75 SYD BARRETT – PINK FLOYD Debut Single ‘ARNOLD LAYNE’

6 January 2021

Band: PINK FLOYD
Active: 1965–1995, 2005, 2012–2014

Single: ARNOLD LAYNE
Floyd’s debut single written by Syd Barrett.
About a transvestite whose weird hobby was
stealing women’s clothes and underwear
from washing lines.

Released: 10 March 1967

Note 1: The band’s manager had paid
to boost the single’s chart position.
It peaked at #20 in the UK.
Note 2: It was the first and last time
the band’s name was marked as
THE Pink Floyd (see hereunder).

Syd Barrett: Pink Floyd‘s first main songwriter/vocalist and co-founder in 1965
was born as Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett on 6 January 1946 – 75 years ago. Happy B.
In 1968 he was fired following drug abuse and mentally related problems. He
made two solo LPs in 1970. He passed away on 7 July 2006.

Here’s Arnold

SYD BARRETT: Bio


The Madcap Laughs – first solo LP – 1970 – play on Spotify

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