All items: Syd Barrett

Rob Chapman continues his conversation with John Siddique, exploring his move into music journalism, his wide-ranging exploration of sixties psychedelia, and his return to writing fiction.

How a chance discovery in Compendium Bookshop of a xeroxed pamphlet of poems by an unknown author affected the young Rob Chapman’s decision to become a writer.

Rob Chapman speaks with John Siddique about how music saved him from his disastrous secondary education, lyrics and literature, and his celebrated biography of musician Syd Barrett.

Rob Chapman’s working week touches on TV vs. film writing, poet John Clare’s rock-and-roll trajectory and resurrecting a ‘weird’ abandoned novel.