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Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dead at 65

posted by on September 15 at 10:47 AM

Via the Press Association:

Richard Wright, a founder member of Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman said.

Wright played the keyboard with the legendary band and wrote music in classic albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

His spokesman said: “The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died … after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Wright’s spokesman did not say from what form of cancer the star had been suffering.

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Momma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too

Posted by nick | September 15, 2008 11:09 AM
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Pink Floyd's secret weapon. The perfectly-complementing high vocal harmony to both Barrett and Gilmour and the seminal trip-music keyboardist. I always appreciated his sense of texture and depth, which stood in contrast to the noodly keyboard stylings that were so popular during the prog era when Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals came out. I think Wright's tastefulness has a lot to do with why those recordings hold up so well.

Ain't nobody buying Emerson, Lake and Palmer albums any more, but Dark Side remains a steady seller. Rock keyboards that don't suck are one of the things that set Floyd apart, and that is all thanks to Wright.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 15, 2008 12:00 PM
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One of the gratest men from the gratest band in the world has really left us so lonely... will miss you GRAN AMIGO.

Posted by jorge | September 15, 2008 1:23 PM

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