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Richard “Rick” Wright, Our Piper at the gates of Dawn


       Long time coming, this second post is propelled by an event of great catastrophe. Yes, here i am blogging once again on one of my favourite subjects, Floyd, but oh! this time i am mourning, yes, my friends, 15th of September was a dark day that witnessed the demise of the legend, Richard Wright. Rick, as he is known among the millions of Floydians around, lent Floyd the essential ingredient, the keyboards. Be it the awe-inspiring synthesizer sounds and fills in “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” or the improvised sound effects in “Echoes”. Rick blended diverse melodies to produce the right effect, the effect for which Floyd stood apart from the rest of the screaming and wailing bands in their time. Richard Wright, i salute you, thanks for all the music. Shine on!

Music from a different planet? Here’s an excerpt from their film “Live At Pompeii” shot in 1971.



September 18, 2008 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment