Roger Waters: "Syd Barrett Unlocked the Door to Rock-'n'-Roll for Me"
In a Memorial Day weekend series now live on the Internet, Roger Waters stated that fellow Pink Floyd member, Syd Barrett, “unlocked the door to rock 'n' roll for me.”.
The series, from the syndicated rock-and-roll radio show “In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands”, is part of their Medium Rare Online Only programs available on their website.
Waters says of Barrett, “Being a Syd Barrett fan seems to be, to me, a perfectly legitimate and reasonable way of spending your spare time... He was a very interesting man... He was the key that unlocked the door to Rock’n’Roll for me.”
Those memorialized in the series are John Lennon, George Harrison, Brad Delp of Boston, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell of the Experience, Richard Wright and Barrett of Pink Floyd, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison and Keith Moon and John Entwistle of The Who.
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