Pink Floyd has announced that founding member and keyboardist Rick Wright has died at the age of 65 after a short battle with cancer.
Wright was one of those musicians whose presence you miss as soon as they leave a band. Anyone listening to Floyd’s 1983 effort, The Final Cut, can hear the band is not firing on all cylinders. And while missing the powerful and dramatic presence of Roger Waters in the late 1980’s through the 1990’s, Floyd sounded like its old self with Wright back behind his Hammond B3. Plus Wright was one of the first members of Floyd to reconcile with Waters in the early 2000’s.
First Syd Barrett, and now Rick Wright.
Nobody knows where you are…