Richard Wright, 1942-2008




Rick Wright

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard “Rick” Wright has passed away of an undisclosed form of cancer. His family declined to disclose any details of his death.

It may or may not surprise you to know that when I was young I was an enormous Pink Floyd freak, and that when the band split up I, of course, was on the Roger Waters side of any dispute. But I always appreciated Wright’s beautiful, innovative keyboard work, which I considered and still consider a critical part of the music that so profoundly depressed the living shit out of me as a youngster.

Rest in peace, Rick.

Image by Deep Schism, from Wikipedia.

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