Crazy Diamond is the best-selling biography of Syd Barrett, the legendary founder of Pink Floyd whose all-too-brief flash of erratic brilliance became one of rock's greatest enigmas.
Originally Pink Floyd's singer, guitarist and principal composer, Barrett left the group in 1968 amid wild tales of acid-induced madness. He made two solo albums which became cult classics and then disappeared, only to become the subject of countless "Where is Syd?" investigations.
Crazy Diamond draws on years of research and numerous interviews with Barrett's family and associates to relate a rock tragedy of epic proportions. This new edition of the book has been updated following Barrett's death in 2006. Includes rare photographs, a full discography and foreword by Julian Cope.
A Revised and Expanded Edition of the original version updated after his death. Learn all about Barrett s short-lived career as lead member of the original Pink Floyd, his subsequent release from the group and solo career. A revealing investigation into the life of a reclusive cult genius.