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After Syd Barrett was separated from the band, he became a much more private person, by choice. He enjoyed his privacy. There were very few people who then spent personal time with him, apart from his family.
One of those people was Patricia "Puddie" Watts. She was Peter Watts' wife, and many of you know her as the voice over girl from The Dark Side of the Moon. Her sensuous voice can be heard on both The Great Gig in the Sky, and on the song Money. Peter was the tour manager for Pink Floyd from 1967-1974. He was also responsible for much of the live sound engineering for the lads during that time. While Peter and the band members were working, Puddie spent time with Syd at her home. She has many specific memories of those visits, as they were frequent and usually one-on-one, alone time.
Puddie has told me “Syd was gorgeous, with a beauty and glow about him that was unlike anyone else she had ever met.”
I have had the recent privilege of spending many months working with Puddie, to record her life's story, and to learn many cool things about those times, and places, from her first hand. It all totally rocks!
Puddie wants to know something from all of you, the real fans of The Pink Floyd. Would you be interested in hearing about her experiences and adventures with Peter Watts and Pink Floyd? She was with them all from about 1971-1974, and was with Peter afterwards up until he passed away at age 30, in 1976.
Puddie moved to the UK in the early 70’s with Peter Watts, from Manhattan. They both lived with David Gilmour for many months, until they got their own flat. She toured with Pink Floyd across several continents, and always had all access to everything, including after-hours free time.
Puddie has original photos, some never before shown video, and more of an inside look and memories into what it all was really like, than anyone around, only with exception to the band and their wife’s, at the time.
If you think that Puddie Watts should launch a crowd funded project to share her amazing experiences with you all, please let her know that by giving a +1 to this post, and please share this with everyone you think would also like to go on that trippy ride. Give her your support, and provide any comments you think would encourage her to proceed.
From what I have learned, seen, and experienced, I can say with certainty, most of what she has to share has never been in the public before, and it’s a real gas! #pinkfloyd #behindthescenes #sydbarrett #puddiewatts #peterwatts #darksideofthemoon #stormthorgerson