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Hatch End, London
Place of Death
his home in Britain
Cause of Death
after a battle with cancer
Claim to Fame
Pianist and keyboardist of Pink Floyd
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Richard William "Rick" Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour he did write significant parts of the music for classic albums like Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd`s most recent studio album The Division Bell. Wright’s richly textured keyboard layers have been a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd’s sound. In addition, Wright frequently sang background and occasionally lead vocals onstage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time", "Echoes", and on the Syd Barrett composition "Astronomy Domine").
Full Name at Birth
Richard William Wright
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Richard William "Rick" Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He was a founder member, keyboardist and vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, performing on the majority of the group's albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, and playing on all of their tours.
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Music Genre (Text)
Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, electronic music, jazz, art rock
Musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Keyboards, vocals, vibraphone, xylophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, percussion
Capitol, Columbia, EMI, Harvest
Pink Floyd, Zee, David Gilmour, The Screaming Abdabs (Sigma 6), Syd Barrett, Anthony Moore
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Richard Wright died on 15th September, 2008. His last relationship was with Millie Wright.
During his life he was married to Millie Wright in 1996, Franka from 1984 to 1994 and Juliette Gale from 1964 to 1982.
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