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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fantastic new photo of Syd from March 2011 Record Collector

Right, I wasn't going to post any photos from this new Barrett book but seeing as there's now a preview feature in the latest 'Record Collector' magazine I couldn't help but post this one here. It's out there now and if I don't post it then someone else will, just a few days down the line no doubt. An AMAZING photo of Syd taken in the garden of 183 Hills Road, Cambridge in the spring of 1964. He's posing with one of his works of art. Shame it's not in colour though! And this particular art work is now lost, presumably destroyed by Syd himself. There's a few other photos in this article that are brand new to me but I'm not gong to post them or EVEN scan them in. Get the magazine and see for yourself. And if Mr Beecher would prefer it if I removed this photo from this blog, by all means let me know and I shall do it. It's a great advert for your book though isn't it, the people that count are going to see this, and it could tempt them into paying out for a copy. Imagine that though, this image has been laying in drawer or photo album somewhere unseen by the great unwashed (me AND you!) for the last 47 years! Kudos to the authors for digging it up.

Photo taken by John Gordon.

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4 Comments:

Blogger The Infotainer said...

Hi all
This is MY photograph. It's NOT in colour because we only had old, simple cameras in those days! (a Brownie I believe).

I was at school with Syd and went to his house daily after school and also to a college on some Saturdays to study 'art'.

We then went to Art School together - and met up with Dave Gilmour - who I formed Joker's Wild with.

The picture has not been tucked away anywhere.... but saved until now. There is a story about it .... relating to letters to a girlfriend. See the book!

John (Johnny) Gordonw

February 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give Syds childhood friend credit for the photo, "John Gordon"

February 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger markjones1970 said...

Thanks for replying John! It's a fantastic photo. Looking forward to getting my copy and reading the story behind it.

February 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the guy who said he is john gordon is trolling you. there IS a photo of this with color.

February 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM  

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