Monday, September 15, 2008

Rick Wright, R.I.P.

Richard Wright - keyboardist, singer and song writer for Pink Floyd - has died of cancer at the age of 65. I am a huge fan of the Floyd, and to me there is no denying how important his contributions were to the band. As a composer he contributed to some truly classic instrumentals - "Interstellar Overdrive", "A Saucerful of Secrets" & "One Of These Days" - as well as some of the most loved tunes in the band's canon - "Echoes", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "The Great Gig in the Sky" & "Us and Them". I love the keyboards and electronics in music - always have, so to me his involvement was crucial to the overall feel and sound of the Floyd. He and his band mates have sound-tracked some truly memorable moments in my life over the last 30 years, and for that I will always be grateful. Thanks for the music and the memories, Rick.
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Pink Floyd - Us And Them

1 comment:

nicoftime said...

Not sure how this information slipped past me until now, this is tragic indeed.