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Syd Barrett remembered at one-off Cambridge concert

Former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett is being a remembered at a special concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, where he played his last gig.

The concert has been arranged as a celebration of his life.

"This year marks the 70th anniversary of his birth and also the 10th anniversary of his passing - so it's the right time to do it.

"We also recognise that Syd played his last ever live performances at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and there hasn't been a lasting memorial to Syd."

– Neil Jones, Concert organiser

Music is being performed by the Swedish band Men on the Border, who are one of the few bands regularly playing Barrett's solo songs.

Syd Barrett played his final gig at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd in 1965 and wrote many of their early tracks.

He left the band in 1968 because of his erratic behaviour. He's said to have suffered from mental health issues whilst also indulging in psychedelic drugs like LSD.

His attempts at a solo career were not a success and he stopped playing in the early 1970s.

The concert is being performed by Swedish band Men on the Border. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Barrett spent the last years of his life in Cambridge, where he was occasionally seen cycling around. He died in relative obscurity in the city, aged 60, in 2006.

A bicycle wheel was the inspiration for a new artwork dedicated to Barrett at the Corn Exchange.

Syd Barrett spent his final years in relative obscurity in Cambridge.

He may have spent his final years out of the spotlight - but in Cambridge Syd Barrett is not forgotten.