Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink Floyd's Richard Wright has Died

Richard Wright, Pink Floyd founding member and keyboard player, died Monday at the age of 65 after battling cancer. Wright wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd's final studio album The Division Bell.

In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Syd Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant musical force. The London-born musician and son of a biochemist wrote and sang several songs of his own.

Wright played with the surviving members of Pink Floyd in 2005 at Live 8. Wright had performed on every Pink Floyd tour.

Read more about Richard Wright's musical career



A Tribute to Richard Wright





1 comments:

Brent said...

I was so saddened to hear this. RIP Rick. Thanks for everything!

My friend made this playlist in memoriam http://www.redux.com/playlist/pink_floyds_richard_wright_in_memoriam .