Rick Wright of Pink Floyd passes away at 65 (1943 - 2008)

0915_rick_wright_rip_00 That's a blow, although Wright resigned from Pink Floyd under pressure from Waters, who had increasingly taken control of Pink Floyd, reportedly threatened not to release "The Wall" unless Wright resigned his full membership in the band. He does not appear on the band's 1983 album, "The Final Cut." Waters sucks and is full of it, Waters left Pink Floyd. Amid lawsuits,

Gilmour and Mason regrouped under the Pink Floyd name; Wright rejoined them for the 1987 album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and "The Division Bell" in 1994.

Richard Wright, the keyboardist whose somber, monumental sounds were at the core of the art rock by Pink Floyd that has sold millions and millions of albums, died Monday in London, where he had lived. He was 65. Wright was a founding member of Pink Floyd, and his spacious, enveloping keyboards, backing vocals and eerie effects were essential to its musical identity. He will be greatly missed.

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