RIP Rick Wright

Posted on: Monday, Sep 15, 2008

Rick was not a bluesman so really should warrants no mention on bluesinthenorthwest.com however I am moved to mention the passing of this great keyboard player and vocalist. 

What would the Floyd have been without his amazing keyboard work, his phased Fender Rhodes “plink” and those sweet, sweet harmonies with Dave Gilmour.  If I were at home I’d sit and watch Live at Pompei with a tear in my eye.  As it is I’ll fire up some Floyd on the iPod in my hotel room.

Richard Wright – now playing the great gig in the sky.  1943 – 2008.

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