David Gilmour Covers Syd Barrett During Quarantine Livestream

David Gilmour Covers Syd Barrett During Quarantine Livestream

David Gilmour paid tribute to his former Pink Floyd bandmate, Syd Barrett, in his latest livestream.

Gilmour, along with his wife and children, have been performing weekly as the Von Trapped Family. The latest episode (below) saw Gilmour play two of Barrett’s songs: “Octopus” (17:35 mark) and “Dominoes” (32:50 mark).

Barrett, who died in 2006, was Floyd’s original lead singer but left the band in 1968 due to drug use and mental illness. He was the inspiration behind later Pink Floyd classics like “Wish You Were Here” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.