Monday, September 15, 2008

RIP Rick Wright 1943-2008

Today marks the sad passing of a founding member of Pink Floyd, Richard (Rick) Wright.

Rick met Nick Mason and Roger Waters at the Regent Street Polytechic College Of Architecture and went on to found The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965 with Syd Barrett.

Rick co-wrote Echoes, The Great Gig In The Sky, Us And Them and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. His layered synth, keyboard and piano parts were an original and essential part of Pink Floyd's sound. He also sang harmony with David Gilmour on Echoes, Breathe, Time and Us And Them.

In a way, Pink Floyd have died today. While ever the four members of the classic line-up were around, there was always a chance of another reunion gig. Sadly, no farewell Pink Floyd.

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