These 6 Pink Floyd Facts Will Blow Your Mind (Every Fan Should Know)

3. One Song Was A Deep Tribute To A Fallen Member

The epic psychedelic track “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” uses the letters of Syd Barrett’s first name for the title. He used to be the creative force behind Pink Floyd but he was dismissed from the band after massive drug use and mental illness. He was getting unpredictable and sometimes, he would stare into space during their recording session. He was a great songwriter and while they would have wanted him to keep on writing for them, his arrangements became way too complex for them to play. While working on their ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, Barrett’s tortured spirit hung over the other members. The aforementioned song was mainly centered on the theme of isolation. In fact, when he crashed one of their sessions, the band was so shocked to See Barrett (who was now heavyset and with shaved head and eyebrows). Rumors had it that Roger Waters was moved to tears after barely recognizing him.


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