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Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo session: 'Syds White Shirt & Neckerchief'

Here are all the photos I have from this particular photo session. At first glance they might seem to some to be the same photo but a closer look reveals different positions of various bodily features which signifies it's a different photo. I only have 3 photos from this session. The contact sheet shows the 3 pics as they were taken, with more of the photo viewable, but in lesser quality. :) If you have more, or any of these in improved quality, then let me know. Cheesy chuckles! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rare photos Take 1

Every now and again I'm going to post some lesser known photos of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. This is the first batch of 5. If you have any of these photos in better quality or more complete then please msg me so it can be added to the Syd/Early Floyd Photo & Info DVD-Rom.

Photo 1 is an early publicity shot that was rarely published at the time. Photo 2 is a promotional photo taken for Rotosound guitar strings. Photo 3 I know nothing about, location unknown to me. Photo 4 is taken outside the Albert Hall, London. Anyone know who the other people are? And photo 5 is a mystery, I don't know what this was taken for or have I seen any other photos from this sitting. If you have any more info about any of these pics then please leave a comment. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Syd Barrett Badges

syd barrett

Syd Barrett badges? Syd Barrett badges? We doan need no stinkin' Syd Barrett badges!


David Gilmour - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

David Gilmour, performing Shine On You Crazy Diamond, live at Robert Wyatt’s Meltdown.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1st pics of the newly discovered 'See Emily Play' from 'Top Of The Pops'

The brilliant news that Pink Floyd's July 6th 1967 'Top Of The Pops' appearance, performing 'See Emily Play' has been found, albeit on a poor quality videotape, has been much talked about on various Floyd and Barrett forums recently. Now, thanks to the latest edition of 'MOJO' magazine, here are the 1st pics from the video itself!! The 1st 2 show presenter Alan Freeman introducing the band and the other 8 are from the performance. Let's hope it's not too long before we can see this amazing find in all it's moving picture glory!! To read about what 'MOJO' had to say then get the latest issue, Jan 2010.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

14 Hour Technicolour Dream Footage!

Check out this 14 Hour Technicolour Dream footage! I found all that I could and posted it on da blog. Enjoy!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Pink Floyd Vegetable Man Metal Acetate

Pink Floyd Vegetable Man
Pink Floyd Vegetable Man

Pink Floyd Vegetable Man

Pink Floyd Vegetable Man

Check out this ultra-rare 1967 7" 2 sided EMI metal acetate of Pink Floyd Vegetable Man & Scream Thy Last Scream. This is one of the rarest Pink Floyd items in the world...maybe the rarest.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

'Flaming' video

Here's another video that was prepared for, and shown at, the Manchester Syd Barrett tribute night at 'Night & Day' on 28th Sep 2006.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

4 previously unseen 1967 Pink Floyd photos

These 4 photos have just appeared on the internet. I've never seen them before. They were taken by Jan Persson on 11th September 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

'Matilda Mother' video

This video was prepared for, and shown at, the Manchester Syd Barrett tribute night at 'Night & Day' on 28th Sep 2006. It combines footage by Lotte Reiniger and Syd's Pink Floyd song. The results are astounding, and I think had the Floyd made a video for this song back in 1967, it could well have looked like this.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New EMI Manchester Square photo

There's a pile of different photos from this photo session available, some taken outdoors in Manchester Square, London and then some more taken indoors, showing the band with their instruments (not plugged in to anything!) and posing as a 4 some. These photos were taken by Dezo Hoffmann. A news item on the Daily Mail website about Rick Wright's will has managed to turn up a previously unseen photo from this session. Another one to add to the canon!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Syd Barrett Autograph - Starting Electronics Book

syd barrett autograph
Take at look at this Starting Electronics book with a Syd Barrett autograph. This book was part of Syd Barrett’s personal library and was purchased as part of Lot 729 from the Cheffins Fine Art and Antique sale held in November 2006 through which the estate of Barrett, founder member of Pink Floyd, was sold. The book is initialled and dated by Barrett as ‘RB 8 April 05’ on the inside first page in black ink.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pink Floyd Scarecrow Video Outakes

Check out this Pink Floyd Scarecrow video along with outtakes!

Pink Floyd — The Scarecrow lyrics

The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere.
He didn't care.
He stood in a field where barley grows.
His head did no thinking
His arms didn't move except then the wind cut up
Rough and mice ran around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows.
The black and green scarecrow is sadder than me
But now he's resigned to his fate
'Cause life's not unkind - he doesn't mind.
He stood in a field where barley grows.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Syd Barrett Octopus 10" Metal Acetate

Syd Barrett Octopus
Syd Barrett Octopus

Syd Barrett Octopus

Syd Barrett Octopus

Syd Barrett Octopus

Check out this very rare 10" metal acetate for the Syd Barrett Octopus single (Harvest HAR5009). Released 14-11-69. The acetate is one-sided and in good condition. This is an item that you'll have to sell yer mother for, rare, rare, rare.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

British News Story About Auction of Articles from Home of Syd Barrett

Check out this British newscast of the auction of the articles found in the home of Syd Barrett.