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This Day in Music History: October 24th

1967 Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd melts down on the Pat Boone show. When the band mimes the song “Apples and Oranges” for the show, Barrett refuses to lip-sync. He just stares at the cameras – finally Roger Waters lip-syncs the song in his place. The tour is cut short after Barrett de-tunes his guitar and makes random sounds with it during a show at the Fillmore West. He is replaced for live Syd Barrett album covershows by David Gilmour soon after.

Throughout late 1967 and 1968, Barrett’s behavior gets progressively more erratic. His — Read more