Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Pink Floyd founder Richard Wright is dead
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. Gilmour said: "No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend."
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