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Floyd founder Wright dies at 65
BBC ^ | 09/15/08

Posted on 09/15/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT by Borges

Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright has died at the age of 65 from cancer.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: floyd; pinkfloyd; richardwright
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To: mund1011

There’s always somebody that likes it. There’s also always somebody that like brussels sprouts. Final Cut stinks.


21 posted on 09/15/2008 9:23:27 AM PDT by boogerbear
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To: Borges
Wright was the real music behind the music for Pink Floyd. His riffs and openings for some of the greatest hits have always been over-shadowed by Waters, and Gilmour. The best mixes in the studio were under his hands.

When I took up piano to supplement my guitar playing, a lot of the piano work for Floyd was part of those lessons. Simple chording, couple with complex changes and riffs were a hallmark of his legacy.

RIP

22 posted on 09/15/2008 9:24:07 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: Pistolshot

Rick Wright playing the organ for “Eclipse.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhidH2gtSYI&feature=related


23 posted on 09/15/2008 9:26:19 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: boogerbear

The riff on the Hammond B-3 just before the final verse of Eclipse is a great moment in Rock and Roll history.


24 posted on 09/15/2008 9:26:59 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Borges

During the seventies (My college years when still colleges taught science) This was my favorite rock band other than the Moody Blues. I use to yell at my girl friend when I wanted to listen to the entire Dark Side of the Moon album and not just the song “Money” which was my least favorite song on it! Whish You Were Here was also a favorite but my roommate kept scratching it! I like the Wall, hated Meddle, but I realy like Momentary Lapse of Reason.

RIP Rick


25 posted on 09/15/2008 9:33:59 AM PDT by Pharmer (How am I supposed to rule the world when I surrounded by freakin liberal idiots!)
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To: Borges

RIP.


26 posted on 09/15/2008 9:34:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Riodacat

one less brick in the wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ryIYCZluzs

RIP


27 posted on 09/15/2008 9:34:08 AM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks. McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Borges

“The band is really quite fantastic,
that’s really what I think.”

“By the way, which one’s Pink?”


28 posted on 09/15/2008 9:35:29 AM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick, support McCain/Palin 2008- SarahBaracuda)
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To: Borges

The Dark Side of the Moon LP is one of my most cherished albums of all time. I listened to it so much back then I almost wore the grooves out.

RIP.


29 posted on 09/15/2008 9:41:26 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Borges
More than anything else I can think of, music has been an integral part of my life. Music sparks such profound memories of times and places where that music was a part. For most of the 70’s and early 80’s, Pink Floyd was THE music that escorted me thru high school, college, and into the ‘real world’. There must have been 4 or 5 copies each of “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Animals”, Wish You Were Here”, etc. that I literally wore the grooves off of.

There is no way to ever repay the contribution music made to moments in my life. Music is a bigger gift than anything else I can think of.

Godspeed. RIP.

30 posted on 09/15/2008 9:42:03 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Maverick68

Ditto.

Doesn’t he know, under the real caliphate, he’d be the first to go?


31 posted on 09/15/2008 9:43:51 AM PDT by PfromHoGro (Playing "Farve" *all season long. (*Like playing "Bob" Newhart, but with "Farve"))
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To: Borges

Ummagumma


32 posted on 09/15/2008 9:44:49 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Borges

33 posted on 09/15/2008 9:59:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: bmwcyle

?? That’s Roger Waters, not Wright.


34 posted on 09/15/2008 10:00:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Of course my favorite PF album is (without a doubt) Piper. Saucer has some really good work by Wright with a smattering of Syd left over in it.


35 posted on 09/15/2008 10:00:56 AM PDT by Sword_of_Gideon
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To: Borges

One in the morning, on any day of the week, in my buddies milk truck driving down Mulholland to Malibu or county line with Pink Floyd blaring on our Craig 6 inch Speakers to do a little surfing. A gallon of Gallo and waking up underneath a lifeguard station.

That is how I’ll remember Richard Wright and Pink Floyd.


36 posted on 09/15/2008 10:04:25 AM PDT by Haddit (A Hunter Conservative)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
Ummagumma

Definitely one of, if not the most bizarre albums they put out.

37 posted on 09/15/2008 10:19:42 AM PDT by TheBattman (A vote for the "lesser evil" is still a vote for evil!)
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To: Borges

“come in number 51, your time is up”

Huge loss to this mega Pink Floyd fan.


38 posted on 09/15/2008 10:46:32 AM PDT by Finatic (this species has amused itself to death)
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To: Borges
He’s off to the Great Gig in the Sky

That was probably the band's best song ever, and his best composition.

39 posted on 09/15/2008 10:52:08 AM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: Borges

“We’re just two lost souls swimmin’ in a fish bowl
year after year.

Runnin’ over the same old ground.
What have we found: the same old fears

Wish you were here.”


40 posted on 09/15/2008 11:01:54 AM PDT by TheStickman
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