Monday, 15 September 2008

Richard William Wright (28 July 1943 - 15 September 2008)


11 comments:

Davy H said...

Ah, well done.

You beat me to it, but it's probably just as well because I couldn't get past the all-too-obvious 'Great Gig In The Sky' . Me and Mrs H did listen to DSOTM tonight in tribute though...

'The time is gone, the song is over, thought Id something more to say...'

Mick said...

When I read the news the first song that came into my head was 'Remember A Day' so I decided to go with my instinct. I am now even more glad the Live 8 reunion took place.

I decided not to ruin my tribute with words because that's not really my Forté.

Davy H said...

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So It Goes said...

What makes this such a good choice is that (I believe) Rick actually wrote this for 'A Saucerful Of Secrets'. Class stuff.

entrailicus said...

I'll be chossing some lesser known PF gems by way of tribute on FiS

ib said...

Jesus, Mick.

I hadn't realised until today. Sad news indeed.

"Remember A day" is the track i'd have gone with too. I am always behind on the news. It's kind of fitting I read it here first.

Jude said...

that Rhodes piano on "Sheep"...

got goosebumps just thinking about it.

oh my god. loved that guy.

Peewit said...

Well I posted this on IB's site first but in case you didn't see it I'll repeat this bit

Rick's sister used to be the music teacher at my wife's school up to a few years ago. She now suffers from Parkinson's disease which may explain the very restrained announcement of Rick's death

Nazz Nomad said...

I threw up some live Floyd featuring Mr. Wright's work on my site.

RIP Rick.

Peewit said...

Addendum

When reading Wright's autobiography I discovered what I had not known before that he had recorded an album as Zee with Dave Harris from Fashion. Most of the reviews I've read deride it as not being like Pink Floyd. However, As I know you like Fashion I think you would like it. I came across an "evaluation" copy at http://zinhof.blog.hr/ if you are interested

Mick said...

I love Fashion so thanks for the tip.