Pink Floyd Founding Member Richard Wright Dies

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Richard Wright, who, along with Roger Waters and Nick Mason, founded the legendry group the world knew as Pink Floyd, has died after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 65.

Richard Wright Wright, who played keyboards with the group was also wrote some of the material for unforgettable albums like Dark Side of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

A statement from a family spokesman read: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Wright ultimately ended up leaving Pink Floyd during the group’s recording sessions for The Wall, when he and Waters could no longer get along. Even so, Wright did take part in the group’s tours after his departure and assumed the role of a session player on the road.

As I’ve mentioned here before in the past, I remember the day my brother bought Dark Side of The Moon, and we were both blown away by it when we got it home and spun it up on the turntable. It was like nothing we had ever heard before, and that memory really stuck with me.

I still listen to Pink Floyd regularly, although I find it is best listened to after dark, when I am working alone in my home office. I suspect there might be a few other Pink Floyd fans that can relate to that.

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3 Comments

  1. MistyLvsPinkFloyd September 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    To Richard’s family. My deepest sympathies. Richard was a very important part of my life, his music was unbelievable. He was a very important part of music’s history, and will never EVER be forgotten. Long live pink floyd!

  2. MistyLvsPinkFloyd September 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    to Richard. See you when I get there. Play me some music in heaven.

  3. cameron November 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Rest in peace, Rick….. I’ll meet you in The Great Gig in the Sky. Be sure to play me “Wearing The Inside Out.”

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