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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Just in case someone didn't know Rick Wight of Pink Floyd die in 2009
Birth name Richard William Wright
Also known as Rick Wright
Born 28 July 1943(1943-07-28)
Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died 15 September 2008 (aged 65)
Genres Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Trombone, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Fiddle, Harpsichord, Saxophone, Cello, Mellotron, Farfisa, Vibraphone, Accordion, Drums, Percussion
Years active 1964–2008
Labels Capitol, Columbia, EMI, Harvest
Associated acts Pink Floyd, Zee, David Gilmour, The Screaming Abdabs (Sigma 6)
Richard William "Rick" Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English pianist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. Wright's richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd's sound. Wright frequently sang background and occasionally lead vocals on stage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time", "Echoes", , on the Syd Barrett composition "Astronomy Domine" and on "Remember a Day").
Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour, he wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd's final studio album The Division Bell.