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Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Thing About Syd: BBC Radio 2 14th July

A date for the diaries - BBC Radio 2, looking back four decades, are holding a 60s season. Amongst the documentaries being aired will be "The Thing About Syd", almost a year to the day since his passing, and includes the thoughts of his friends and colleagues.

The programme features interviews with members of Pink Floyd, manager Peter Jenner, Phil Alexander editor of Mojo, Allan Jones editor of Uncut and others.

The documentary explores the life, music, influence and legacy of one of the lost souls of British rock music.

The BBC note that it covers "the early beginnings of Pink Floyd and Barrett’s contribution to their pioneering brand of psychedelic pop, to the consequences of his exploration of drugs that set Barrett on a tragic path away from the band to a solo career, and eventually, life as a virtual recluse".

The programme includes an exploration of Barrett’s passing and the fulsome tributes in the media with comments from editors and journalists about what made Barrett so special.
"The Thing About Syd" airs on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday, July 14th at 8pm (BST; GMT+1hr). BBC Radio can be heard in a number of ways: in the UK on traditional and DAB radios, Freeview, digital satellite and cable services, and worldwide via www.bbc.co.uk, which has a live stream and the facility to "Listen Again" for a period of seven days following broadcast.

Written by Matt, Thursday 7th June 2007

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