A blue plaque to commemorate former student Syd Barrett, one of the founder members of Pink Floyd, has been unveiled outside the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University’s campus on East Road.
The plaque was unveiled on BBC Music Day on Thursday, 15 June by members of Syd’s family, including his sister Rosemary. The unveiling was broadcast live by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Jeremy Sallis’s Lunchtime Live show.
Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett, was born in 1946 and died in 2006. It is thought he picked up the nickname Syd as a 12 year old. He met fellow Pink Floyd members Roger Waters at primary school in Cambridge and David Gilmour, also a former Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology student, as a teenager.
By the time Syd attended the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, which is now part of the Cambridge School of Art and Anglia Ruskin University, he was already known on the local music scene.
David Harvey, editor of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, said:
“Syd Barrett is one of the UK’s most iconic musicians of our time. It’s a real privilege to be honouring a true music legend and we’re going to do it in style, with a live broadcast from Anglia Ruskin University.”
The plaque was one of a number unveiled across the country to mark BBC Music Day. The final list, covering a wide range of musical genres from pop, to rock, folk and classical, was whittled down from BBC Local Radio listeners’ suggestions made up of music industry experts and BBC representatives.
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An impressive wedding took place last week in Lindos. 36-year-old Sara Gillmour, daughter of David, a famous English guitarist and singer of Pink Floyd, married 37-year-old Gus Robertson.
The marriage was presided over by the president of the municipal community, Lindos Giorgos Eleftherios (who was one of the few locals who were present at the ceremony), in an old captain’s house in Lindos.
Naturally present at the wedding was Father David Gilmour along with his wife Polly Samson, as well as the writer Ginger Gillmour mother of the bride.
After the ceremony, the honeymoon couple and all the guests were entertained at the seaside tavern of Palaestra and the feast continued on the other day at the beach of Agios Pavlos.
David Gillmour stayed on a boat despite having a privately owned home in Lindos and now visiting Rhodes after 17 years!
All these days the famous musician and his company did not fail to dine in the famous tavern of “Mauritius” as they maintain friendly relations with the brothers Dimitris and Michalis Mavrikos. (Article Translated)
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