Syd Barrett passed away 11 years ago today (July 7), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.
David Crosby celebrates his 75th birthday today, and over the years, he has been “teaching his children well” with all the charity work he’s done. And he’s not the only one. In honor of the folk rocker’s birthday, we look at other musicians who put their money where their mouth is.
It’s official: Dessert Trip, the classic rock festival featuring The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who, will be taking place October 7-9 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.