The previously announced docu about SYD BARRETT, the late (1946-2006),
infamous co-founder and songwriter of prog-rock titans Pink Floyd will
premier in London today, 27 April. A wider U.K. release is scheduled for
More info here
It was Barrett who gave the group their musical moniker by combining
the names of two obscure blues players — Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
The docu titled HAVE YOU GOT IT YET? is named after
a daft Syd written jangler that the other Floyds didn’t like.
Check it out here.
The film features new interviews with the band’s surviving members — Roger Waters (Barrett’s classmate and Pink Floyd’s co-founder), Nick Mason, and David Gilmour — to provide insight into The Piper at the Gates of Dawn mastermind’s meteoric rise, acid-fueled breakdown and eventual exile from the band.
It also includes interviews with legions of the artists inspired by Barrett’s brief tenure with the band — The Who’s Pete Townshend, Blur’s Graham Coxon and more, plus former Pink Floyd managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King, playwright Tom Stoppard and Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen.
The movie was directed by Roddy Bogawa and the late album cover designer Storm Thorgerson, who created iconic Pink Floyd covers like The Dark Side of the Moon and
Wish You Where Here. Thorgerson died in 2006.
The last words Barret said to a journalist who
tracked him down in the street where he lived
and asked him if he was the former Pink Floyd star.