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New Richard Wright Official Website

Richard Wright, Probably Dark Side of the Moon Tour, 1973
Richard Wright, Probably Dark Side of the Moon Tour, 1973

The late Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright has a new official website set up, presumably by his family.

The site has sections covering an “about” the site/project, interviews with and about Rick, music inspired by and most loved by Richard, a very comprehensive breakdown of his equipment through the years and various projects including gear by album, a live section featuring live videos including the beautiful Breakthrough Rick solo song from David GIlmour’s RAH DVD, photography from Rick’s trip across the Atlantic in his boat, and a scrapbook of various images from over the years.

Rick’s family say on the Official Richard Wright website

Welcome to the Richard Wright website, a space which aims to offer a unique insight into his musical life. This site doesn’t profess to be a comprehensive or encyclopaedic source of Richard Wright facts and figures or trivia. It is rather somewhere to explore and hopefully come away with a better sense of who Richard was creatively and what influenced his music, as part of and apart from Pink Floyd. Giving him an online presence is well overdue and we have spent some time curating and archiving content that we feel best celebrates his legacy in a way he would feel comfortable with. 

Why a website now?

I guess the first thing many fans would consider is whether or not any new material from Rick’s archives could be released. The Division Bell sessions were released as Pink Floyd studio album The Endless River but there must be a lot more than that. Perhaps one of Rick’s solo albums could be getting a re-release, a nice vinyl pressing of Wet Dream or Broken China.

Charlie Gilmour, Richard Wright and David Gilmour on Holiday in Formentera, 2007
Charlie Gilmour, Richard Wright and David Gilmour on Holiday in Formentera, 2007

Rick was a founding member of Pink Floyd and his contribution to the Pink Floyd sound was immense, of course. It is very difficult to imagine the band being as successful as they were without his jazz and blues influences whether in the choice of chords he layered on the songs, or the technology he brought to the band over the years. The creative embellishments over the years are one of the things that makes listening to a Pink Floyd record that extra bit special.

Rick sadly passed away on 15th September 2008 after a short struggle with cancer. This was a couple of years after Syd Barrett passed on in 2006.

Rest in peace, Rick and Syd.

Links

Richard Wright Official Website

Discuss the new website on the NPF Forum

Rick Wright Photo gallery on NPF

Roger’s Video about David Not Sharing Pink Floyd Website and Social Media

Roger Waters released a video criticising the use of Pink Floyd’s website and social media

It would seem the disagreements between Roger Waters and David Gilmour are hotting up again as Roger has posted a new video online having a go at the fact David won’t let Roger publicise his tours, videos etc on the Pink Floyd website and social media accounts. However, the accounts routinely share readings from Novels from David’s wife and other material not connected to Pink Floyd.

Roger said, amongst other things:

“Why do we have to sit and watch Polly Samson for year after year, month after month, day after day, and the Von Trapps reading us excerpts from their novels, to get us to go to sleep at night? And that’s a very good question. And yet we don’t get to hear about anything that Roger is doing, or about this is not a drill, or when he makes a piece of work it is not shown.”

What are you thoughts? Vote in the poll!

Those with a more cynical mind would pick up this video and put alongside the fact Roger’s Us and Them concert film has just become available for streaming on the likes of Amazon Prime, and conclude this is a publicity stunt! Indeed, anytime anyone has anything to publicise, the “Pink Floyd Reunion” spiel is usually dragged out to get some column inches. It would seem Roger the attack dog has come out on this occasion!

Watch Roger’s video below in full and feel free to leave a comment. Should he be allowed to publicise his Us & Them video release, tour info and other things?

David and Polly Von Trapped Family
David and Polly Von Trapped Family

During lockdown, The Gilmours have been entertaining fans with their weekly “Von Trapp Family” get togethers in their barn, playing songs, reading from Polly Samson’s new novel and taking questions from fans.

Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid
Roger Waters Mother on Lockdown Band Grid

Roger also joined in the Coronavirus creative response by doing a version of Mother with most of his band minus sax (Mother has no sax).

Roger Waters was gearing up to be touring this year but was postponed, he also has his Us & Them concert documentary out now

It would seem Roger is getting quite worked up.