Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies at age 65
A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65.
Wright died Monday after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. His family did not want to give more details about his death. The spokesman is Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist.
Richard Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason at college and joined their early band Sigma 6.
Sigma 6 eventually became Pink Floyd and Wright wrote and sang some of the band's key songs. He wrote "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Us And Them" from Pink Floyd's 1973 "The Dark Side Of The Moon."
He left the group in the early 1980s to form his own band but rejoined Pink Floyd for their 1987 album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason."
I still can´t believe it
T-DOGG15 September 2008 at 7:28pmPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
A great loss of talent - he will be missed.
It will be a all Floyd all day for me
K'Ehleyr15 September 2008 at 8:32pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
at this time (12:30 Pacific time) Robin LaRose is doing a tribute to Richard.at www.rock101.com (you can listen live)
there's interviews Robin did with him and music from Floyd and Richard's solo album
Ste15 September 2008 at 9:04pmPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
"Echoes" won't be the same to me now.
Another member of the Floyd who goes.
We finally won't have a new Pink Floyd album, we'll never have.
I understand what the Beatles fan from the 60's felt in 1980.
RIP Richard Wright.
lore15 September 2008 at 10:23pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
sad indeed. i had no idea he was even sick.
maybe that is why just this past week David Gilmore was so admanat that the band would never get back together again.
RIP Richard Wright, thank you for the sounds and being a part of one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history!!!!
They couldn't have done it without you.
moof16 September 2008 at 9:49amPosts: 1133 (0 today)Status: offline
may you rest in peace Mr Wright, thankfully your legacy lives on in some of the greatest music of our time.
dalihendrix16 September 2008 at 11:51amPosts: 1167 (0 today)Status: offline
old the old chumps are walking the plank nowadays!
lore16 September 2008 at 2:49pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
8thPlanet16 September 2008 at 3:41pmPosts: 693 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, a Floyd day today.
t.b.16 September 2008 at 4:18pmPosts: 2365 (0 today)Status: offline
sesmo16 September 2008 at 5:24pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
I was really hoping we would see another Floyd reunion one day, but now there are only three.
What a sad loss to the music industry.
My thoughts go out to his family.
Definitely a Floyd day today.
GodsOtherMonkey16 September 2008 at 7:06pmPosts: 209 (0 today)Status: offline
Roger and David don't seem to be happy with one another from what I can tell. I guess I missed my chance to see Floyd live.
This thread makes me feel old.
Listener16 September 2008 at 9:48pmPosts: 199 (0 today)Status: offline
Richard, Thank you. God Bless
foxtrotter16 September 2008 at 11:07pmPosts: 100 (0 today)Status: offline
What an under-rated musician he was. I love his keyboard work, in addition to the above mentioned songs, check out the wonderful 'Echoes' on Meddle
shnoid17 September 2008 at 7:06amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I wanna see old pg give some respect here to mr. wright
alman17 September 2008 at 9:08amPosts: 36 (0 today)Status: offline
If anyone has David Gilmour's latest DVD Richard did look very pale.A horrible loss to music.Passed out many of night to the sounds of his keyboards.He will be sadly missed.
Synnie17 September 2008 at 3:15pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Another cloud in the sky. . .
Watch out, he is watching!
(hopefully in peace, yes)
I used to listen to Dark Side of the Moon Over & over & over and Echoes too in my formative years, wonderful music. Rick was so unassuming about his talent, I was so saddened by his passing.
I can hear Him and Sid Barratt jamming away above us all now.
RIP and Thanks for the music it will live on, I think forever.