LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last week to honor the band’s original frontman, the late Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett.
Guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, bassist Roger Waters and keyboardist Rick Wright all appeared on stage at the “Syd Barrett – Madcap’s Last Laugh” gig, held at the London Barbican on May 10th, but the full band never appeared all together.
Gilmour, Mason and Wright performed Barrett’s “Arnold Layne,” the group’s first hit. Water’s performed a solo version of his track, “Flickering Flame.”
The concert paid homage to Barrett, who died last July at the age of 60, following complications from diabetes. The artist had left the band following their first album due to deteriorating mental health, and spend the majority of his last 30 years in seclusion at this home in Cambridge, England.
Other performers at the concert included Blur frontman Damon Albarn, the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and singer Robin Hitchcock.
The performance ended with an all-star finale featuring all performers except for Waters, playing one of Barrett’s other best-known works, “Bike,” from the band’s 1967 debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers