08 March 2010

Dave & Syd arrested in France?

Vicky Owen of South Wales, again:  "On the LP More, 'A Spanish Piece' is credited solely to David Gilmour. Is it definitely Dave speaking in the Spanish accent?  Also, I know that Dave and Syd Barrett were good friends in their younger days at school.  I read that the two were put in jail by the French police for busking. Is this true?"

Yup, that's definitely El Dave speaking.  It is true that Dave and Syd were arrested for busking (performing on a public street for gratuities) in August 1965.  They weren't jailed, but just held for one hour at the St. Tropez police station for questioning before being released.

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