Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink Floyd's Richard Wright Joins Syd Barrett

One of Pink Floyd's founding members, keyboardist Richard Wright, has passed away at the age of 65. Wright died Monday at his home in Britain after a battle with cancer. Wright first met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Sigma 6 eventually became Pink Floyd and Wright wrote some of the band's key songs, such as "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Us And Them." He left the group in the early '80s but rejoined Pink Floyd for the 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and also contributed heavily to latter day Floyd records like The Delicate Sound of Thunder and The Division Bell. He last performed with the group in 2005 for Live 8. Additionally, has set up a guest book for fans to express their condolences. You can sign a guestbook for Richard here

(This news is so sad...Richard was always so humble and he was such a great musician and contributor to Pink Floyd. He will be missed and thought of fondly. Rest in peace sweet Richard.)

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