Rick Wright, RIP - 1943 - 2008

Discuss all things Richard Wright from his epic keyboarding to the wonderful songs he created for the band!
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Re: Richard Wright Dies Age 65 - 1943 - 2008

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J Ed wrote:
I always believed he defined the characteristic Floydian sound
even if Roger and Dave did more in terms of songwriting and flashy solos, it was the eerie floating sound of Ricks keys that made something sound Floydian
Couldn't have said it better myself, J Ed.

RIP Rick.

RIP Pink Floyd, now.
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My sincerest condolences to Richard's family and his extended family of fans all around the world. When I first heard this news it felt like I was kicked in the stomach and I have been trying to hold back the tears.

The sheer beauty that Richard gave to the world can never be equaled and I feel especially honored that I was fortunate enough to have seen him perform more than once over the years.

David's Radio City Music Hall show in 2006 was the last one and being able to share that memory with my son makes it even more poignant.

I Love Rick Wright

Sail on my friend...

“Sail on
Sail on, across the sea
Ride the waves, feel the breeze
Sail on
There's no other way I'd rather be…”

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mosespa wrote:RIP Pink Floyd, now.
Quoted For Truth.

Without Rick, Floyd are just egos and drummers with half a sound.
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i just heard the news from an unexpected source, blip.fm. a friend dedicated "great gig in the sky" to him. i noticed that many site users were dedicating either "gig" or "wish you were here" to richard... http://blip.fm/all

i had to come here to the board immediately. i haven't posted in ages and ages, but i had to stop in today.

i had no idea he was sick either and am really shocked and saddened. i've always loved rick's contribution to the band both musically and vocally and was so happy to see him playing with dave recently. *sigh*

but as badly as we feel, i feel even more sad for his family. i'm sure he will be greatly missed.

love to you, richard, wherever you are now.
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The dreams of a reunion are over....
I hope he passed away easily without pain and agony. Rest in peace Richard Wright and have a great Gig In The sky. Perhaps you'll meet you old pal Syd.
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Rest In Peace Richard Wright. Now more than ever the opening notes to "Echoes" shall send shivers up and down my spine.

A truly sad day.
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Thank You for for Your great contribution for the music.

I will listen to SOYCD and enjoy.
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When I heard the bad news of Richard Wrights passing away I immediately got an empty feeling in my heart.
R.I.P Richard you will be remembered forever by all the fans you gave so much pleasure to while with us and will be greatly missed by the rock world.
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I am deeply saddened by the news and my thoughts go out to his family at this hard time. Another great musician is lost. RIP Rick. Your keyboards rocked!
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What do you say - just gutted.
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I'm just gutted. I started crying listening to Us and Them. "It's beautiful, but too sad, you know? It makes me think of church." Just like this news..
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How very sad!! Rest in Peace, Rick. :(
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Another Floydian legend gone to the great Pink Floyd reunion in the sky.
Rest in peace Rick..thanks for everything mate, our thoughts go out to your family.
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Taken from us much too soon.

The man is gone, but his music remains. I plan to celebrate his life the best way I can, by listening to his music. Not just today, but forever.

Rest in peace.
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RIP Pink