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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: floyd; pinkfloyd; richardwright
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1 posted on 09/15/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT by Borges
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

Sad rock and roll ping.


2 posted on 09/15/2008 9:03:27 AM PDT by KevinB (John McCain is to the Republican Party as James Taylor is to the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
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To: Borges

Wow, I hadn’t heard he was sick. I am glad they got back together for one more go during Live 8.


3 posted on 09/15/2008 9:03:57 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Gore, Kerry, Obama. GOP Hat Trick 2008.)
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To: KevinB

I love Pink Floyd! Sad day indeed.


4 posted on 09/15/2008 9:04:28 AM PDT by aragona
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To: Borges

He never got the respect he deserved. Especially from Waters. The quiet unflashy member of the without whom they made the completely unlistenable Final Cut.


5 posted on 09/15/2008 9:04:43 AM PDT by boogerbear
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To: All

Wow. Absolutely love Pink(o) Floyd., despite Roger Waters’ commie-pinko beliefs.


6 posted on 09/15/2008 9:05:00 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Borges

RIP Richard and keep those loonies on the path.


7 posted on 09/15/2008 9:06:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: boogerbear; wideawake

He’s off to the Great Gig in the Sky (someone had to say it).


8 posted on 09/15/2008 9:06:51 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I didn’t even know he was sick! I just was watching the David Gilmour On An Island DVD the other day and he looked fine.

How incredibly sad this is...what a huge loss. Huge Floyd fan here...


9 posted on 09/15/2008 9:06:54 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: boogerbear
He never got the respect he deserved. Especially from Waters. The quiet unflashy member of the without whom they made the completely unlistenable Final Cut.

Amen. Prayers up for a great unsung hero of Rock.

10 posted on 09/15/2008 9:08:22 AM PDT by frogjerk (MSM: We will not question Obama bin Biden...)
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To: Borges

Just another brick in the wall....


11 posted on 09/15/2008 9:09:03 AM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: Borges

Bummer. One of my favorite groups.


12 posted on 09/15/2008 9:11:37 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Borges
RIP, Rick.
13 posted on 09/15/2008 9:14:46 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Borges
Crazy Diamond
14 posted on 09/15/2008 9:15:00 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Borges
This is one of the rare Floyd songs Wright sang on, I always thought he was underused as a vocalist

Paintbox

15 posted on 09/15/2008 9:15:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KevinB

Oh, sad day. First Syd went, now Wright. Guess I’ll have to pull out Animals (my favorite non-Syd PF album) in memory tonight.


16 posted on 09/15/2008 9:15:10 AM PDT by Sword_of_Gideon
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To: Sword_of_Gideon

I was in the front row for the Dark Side of the Moon tour...and loved every note. We will miss his wonderful atmospheric contributions to the best of their stuff.


17 posted on 09/15/2008 9:18:48 AM PDT by Keith (McCain-Palin Get off your duff and work to get them elected!)
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To: caver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C9l97g7078

One Slip...one of my favorite songs he did a great on keys....so many...


18 posted on 09/15/2008 9:18:56 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: boogerbear

To each his own boogerbear. I love The Final Cut.


19 posted on 09/15/2008 9:19:39 AM PDT by mund1011
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To: Sword_of_Gideon
Guess I’ll have to pull out Animals (my favorite non-Syd PF album) in memory tonight.

Animals rocks, definately Gilmour's finest hour, but that album really marked the point where Wright's contributions to the band dropped off.

20 posted on 09/15/2008 9:21:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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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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To: visualops

Another musical icon has passed away.


41 posted on 09/15/2008 11:04:00 AM PDT by TheStickman
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To: Borges
'Us and Them' was probably one of Wright's best contributions.

RIP Rick as you head off to the 'Great Gig in the Sky', and say hi to Old Pink, er Syd.

42 posted on 09/15/2008 11:08:33 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Borges

His keyboard playing was mesmerizing. RIP.


43 posted on 09/15/2008 11:11:12 AM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (Just when you thought the Angry Left couldn't get more crazy, along comes Sarah Palin)
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To: Borges

Sad day. RIP Richard.

One could wish the boys would do a little tribute piece for RW.


44 posted on 09/15/2008 11:14:24 AM PDT by sargunner
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To: TheStickman

The end of an era.

Wish You Were Here is one of my top 3 favorite albums; it still holds up after all these years (like Kind of Blue).


45 posted on 09/15/2008 11:30:09 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (I won't be happy until Jet-A is $2.00 a gallon)
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To: Borges

The greatest band of all time.

RIP Rick.


46 posted on 09/15/2008 11:32:04 AM PDT by crazycat
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To: Borges

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


47 posted on 09/15/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: TheStickman

OK, so I’m a half hour after you... Same sentiment.


48 posted on 09/15/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: reagan_fanatic
When I was in the Marines, my roomate had one of those alarm clocks that let's you wake up with whatever was in the tape player at the time. He always set the alarm to "Time" from DSOTM. That's the song that starts with all those alarm bells. So everytime I hear that song, I am reminded of those days from Camp Pendleton.

When the compact discs started to replace LPs and cassettes back in the early 1980s, DSOTM was the very first compact disc I ever bought and I held on to that until the "gold" edition came out a few years later. All told, I probably purchased DSOTM seven times in my lifetime. Once as an LP, twice as a cassette, once as an 8-track, twice as a compact disc and once as a DVD (in which DSOTM was done in concert).

On MP3, I collect as many Pink Floyd cover versions as I can find and have managed to put together a complete DSOTM album comprised entirely of cover versions by other artists.

49 posted on 09/15/2008 11:54:08 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 91 days away from outliving Sam Sheppard)
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To: Borges
Yeah, but a Preasidential black is not running.

Accompanied by a great big flying Pig? (sans lipstick)

50 posted on 09/15/2008 11:59:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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