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    RIP Richard Wright of Pink Floyd

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    [QUOTE]A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65.

    Wright died Monday after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. His family did not want to give more details about his death. The spokesman is Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist.

    Richard Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason at college and joined their early band Sigma 6.

    Sigma 6 eventually became Pink Floyd and Wright wrote and sang some of the band's key songs. He wrote "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Us And Them" from Pink Floyd's 1973 "The Dark Side Of The Moon."

    He left the group in the early 1980s to form his own band but rejoined Pink Floyd for their 1987 album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason."[/QUOTE]

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    Oh no.

    I'm very very sad due to this news. Rick was such an integral member of my favorite band, his playing giving Floyd so much of that other-worldly atmosphere almost no one else could create.

    RIP Rick and thank you. May your spirit sail the Isles of the Med forever......

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    I'll let David Gilmour tell it, as he tells it best:

    [QUOTE=David Gilmour of Pink Floyd]No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.

    In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten.

    He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

    I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on 'Echoes'. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without 'Us and Them' and 'The Great Gig In The Sky', both of which he wrote, what would 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' have been? Without his quiet touch the Album 'Wish You Were Here' would not quite have worked.

    In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with 'The Division Bell', his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it's a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).

    Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.[/QUOTE]

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    Great post war.

    [QUOTE=Warfish;2752901]Oh no.

    I'm very very sad due to this news. Rick was such an integral member of my favorite band, his playing giving Floyd so much of that other-worldly atmosphere almost no one else could create.

    RIP Rick and thank you. May your spirit sail the Isles of the Med forever......

    [img]http://www.davidgilmour.com/news_photos/richardwright.jpg[/img]

    I'll let David Gilmour tell it, as he tells it best:[/QUOTE]

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    whats floyd means to mean is more than i could say...shine on richard.

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    Have you seen Austrailian Pink Floyd? There are coming to NJ in a month.

    [QUOTE=2foolish197;2752995]whats floyd means to mean is more than i could say...shine on richard.[/QUOTE]

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    I saw Pink Floyd at the Nassau Coliseum in February 1980. And then again at Earls Court, London in June of 1981. I still have the Nassau Coliseum concert shirt.

    Both 'Wall' shows.

    Anyone else ever see Pink Floyd?

    :jets18

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    You have no idea how jealous I am!! I saw Momentary Lapse and Waters last year.



    [QUOTE=AlbanyJet;2753080]I saw Pink Floyd at the Nassau Coliseum in February 1980. And then again at Earls Court, London in June of 1981. I still have the Nassau Coliseum concert shirt.

    Both 'Wall' shows.

    Anyone else ever see Pink Floyd?

    :jets18[/QUOTE]

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