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Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 6

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File photo dated March 3, 1967 of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, top right, with other members of the band, top left, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, left, and Rick Wright.  Syd Barrett. (AP Photo, Files, PA)

File photo dated March 3, 1967 of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, top right, with other members of the band, top left, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, left, and Rick Wright. Syd Barrett. (AP Photo, Files, PA)

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: January 6

It’s the birth date of the late Syd Barrett, original singer/songwriter/guitarist and guiding light of Pink Floyd. How many complete albums did he finish with the band?

Answer: Just the first – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (not counting compilations)

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1964: The Rolling Stones began their first headlining tour of England.
  • 1990: The Rolling Stones’ “Steel Wheels” tour had grossed over $100 million, at the time a new record.
  • 1993: More Stones news. Bassist Bill Wyman announced on the BBC that he would be leaving the band after 32 years!
  • 1996: The Beatles’ “Free As a Bird” single, which had been finished by the three surviving Beatles from a 1977 John Lennon demo, reached #6 on the American charts. It was the first new Beatles song in 25 years
  • 2002: Officials in Champagne, Illinois announced that the city was renaming part of main street as “REO Speedwagon Way” after the group, which formed in that city.
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