Rick Wright of Pink Floyd

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  1. Zeuhl34

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    Rick Wright, founding member and keyboard player of prog rock band Pink Floyd, died earlier today at age 65. He will surely be missed by Floyd's legions of fans.

    If unfamiliar with him, check out "The Great Gig in the Sky", "Summer '68" or most of their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

    RIP
     
  2. Mr. Snakey

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    Thats so sad. He will be missed:frown1:
     
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    He sang the bridge parts in "Time" from dark Side of the Moon... he died pretty young, rockers should be rockin' well into their 80's. What a big damn loss to the musical community... :frown1:
     
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    Pink Floyd : Rick Wright 1942 - 2008

    I was not the biggest fan of Pink Floyd-I only had about 3 albums of theirs and have never gone to the bother of getting any CDs. The first real introduction I had to them was from an English teacher who was attempting to teach us about poetry and used the tunes of the time. One of his selections came from The Dark Side Of The Moon-Brain Damage. It was an odd selection even then; but, it did spark a curiosity in the group and shortly thereafter I was seen purchasing an album of theirs.
    At any rate, I saved that mimeographed copy of Brain Damage and offer it up here now (although I am aware it's not the usual funeral dirge).
    Brain Damage
    (Waters)

    The lunatic is on the grass.
    The lunatic is on the grass.
    Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
    Got to keep the loonies on the path.

    The lunatic is in the hall.
    The lunatics are in my hall.
    The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
    And every day the paper boy brings more.

    And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
    And if there is no room upon the hill
    And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

    The lunatic is in my head.
    The lunatic is in my head
    You raise the blade, you make the change
    You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane.
    You lock the door
    And throw away the key
    There's someone in my head but it's not me.

    And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
    You shout and no one seems to hear.
    And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

    "I can't think of anything to say except...
    I think it's marvelous! HaHaHa!"


    Thanks for all that you gave to us, Rick Wright.
     
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    Earlier in the morning before he died, I was with my fwb and we listened to Wish You Were Here and discussed the history of Pink Floyd - so weird.

    He was a rare talent.
     
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    I hate pink floyd.
     
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    Been going through your Johnny Rotten t-shirt collection?
    I can understand people not liking the Waters egomania years but no-one can hate Syd's stuff.

    YouTube - Pink Floyd - "Arnold Layne"

    YouTube - Pink Floyd - See Emily Play

    Rick Wright's keyboards really made them stand out from the crowd in those days.I saw them in Manchester in 1987 and I still haven't seen another stadium show to match theirs.
    R.I.P. Rick.
     
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    Its interesting you mention Syd Barret. Most of the songs on dark side of the moon and wish you we here were written about him. He of course went insane and had to leave the group. What a talent he was.
     
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    Yes,he turned up at the studio when "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was being recorded,he was overweight with a shaved head and no-one recognized him at first.
    According to his family his last years were happy ones.He spent his time painting and gardening.He never liked the media attention.
     
  10. Mr. Snakey

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    Pink Floyd were a great band. I like Syds pink floyd too
     
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