R.I.P. Rick Wright – Pink Floyd Keyboardist
Pink Floyd founding member Richard “Rick” Wright passed away yesterday “after a short struggle with cancer,” according to a statement posted on David Gilmour’s website. He was 65.
Wright served in early incarnations of the band and was a part of Pink Floyd when the outfit first emerged under that moniker in 1965. He primarily worked as a keyboardist, though he also contributed vocals and has numerous songwriting credits on a number of Pink Floyd’s records, including Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
Pink Floyd has always been at the top of any list I make regarding favorite bands – so it’s only right that I showcase two classic Floyd gems that he was instrumental in helping craft. Rest In Peace.