Tuesday, September 16, 2008
RIP Richard Wright
Sad news in the classic rock world. The keyboardist from Pink Floyd, Richard Wright died at the age of 65. He was a founding member of Pink Floyd and had significant contributions to many of their classic songs. Most notably the songs "The Great Gig In the Sky" and "Us and Them" from the album Dark Side of The Moon.
A curious bit of trivia involving the album "The Wall" He had been fired as a full time band member and worked on the album as a hired musician. He had the same status when Pink Floyd toured to support the album. He was the only member to make money on the Wall tour because the tours cost overruns forced the full time members to pay for it. He wasn't an official full time member.
Here's Pink Floyd talking about "Great Gig in The Sky"