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Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright has died aged 65 from cancer.
Wright appeared on the group's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside lead guitarist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
Dave Gilmour joined the band at the start of 1968 while Barrett left the group shortly afterwards.
Wright penned songs on classic albums including The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.
Wright's spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."
- Messages : 2
Date d'inscription : 14/05/2008
Brian Taylor a écrit:Merde. Je suis triste. Echoes va prendre un tout nouveau sens quand je l'écouterai pour la prochaine fois.Pff.
Idem pour moi, tellement fan de ce chef d'oeuvre en plus. Un grand personnage s'en va ; né le 28 juillet 1943 (2 jours de moins que Mick Jagger) ; çà calme. R.I.P.
Sa page sur wikipedia : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wright_(musicien)
- Messages : 175
Date d'inscription : 12/05/2008
Age : 51
Localisation : 49122 Le May sur èvre
David Gilmour rend hommage à son ancien collègue :
No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.
In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten.
He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.
I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on 'Echoes'. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without 'Us and Them' and 'The Great Gig In The Sky', both of which he wrote, what would 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' have been? Without his quiet touch the Album 'Wish You Were Here' would not quite have worked.
In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with 'The Division Bell', his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it's a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).
Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.
Monday 15th September 2008
Ayler a écrit:http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article4781413.ece
Très intéressant. Je me souviens de ce détail dans le docu "Classic Albums" :
"…he smuggled Davis into the group. “There was a Making of Dark Side of the Moon documentary…and he came up with one little gem on there, that the chords for "Breathe" came from Kind of Blue. Then you listened again and thought, ‘It’s true’.”
Wright said at the time: “I don’t want to be the fastest pianist on the planet, I don’t want to be Dizzy Gillespie, who could play a zillion notes a bar, I’d like to be Miles, who can play one note a bar.”
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