together in a group formed by Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe with Noble's sister Sheilagh. Richard Wright, a fellow architecture student, joined later that year, and the group became a sextet named Sigma 6. Waters played lead guitar, Mason drums, and Wright rhythm
Abskhron2 guitar (since there was rarely an available keyboard). The band performed at private functions and rehearsed in a tearoom in the basement of the Regent Street Polytechnic. They performed songs by the Searchers and material written by their manager and songwriter, fellow student Ken Chapman. Come 1968 and Syd Barret started to exhibit more erratic behavior due to the huge amounts of LSD and other mind expanding drugs he started to ingest, the band added David Gilmour as an on-stage Guitarist in order to continue without kicking out Syd, the plan was never to kick Syd, they wanted to continue with him as an off stage songwriter. The news left Barret furious so in retaliation he composed a song which was called “Have you got it yet?” At first it seemed like an ordinary Barrett tune. However, as soon as the others attempted to join in and learn the song, Barrett changed the melodies and structure, making it impossible for the others to follow, while singing the chorus "Have You Got It Yet?" and having the rest of the band answer "No, no!" In fact, Waters stated, in an interview that upon realizing Barrett was deliberately making the tune impossible to learn, he put down his bass guitar, left the room, and never attempted to play with Barrett again. Waters had called it "a real act of mad genius".
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- Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett