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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2008 at 13:22

This is the first I've heard of it.  Very depressing news indeed.  A great musician.  RIP Rick and thanks for the untold hours of pleasure you have given me and countless others.  You will be missed.  Cry



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2008 at 05:35
I love Rick Wright, he is truly a giant of progressive rock. Us and Them, a wonderful track on a landmark album, typifies his thoughtful writing and unselfish playing. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2008 at 16:09
I'm still a bit sad about this. He's one of the most influential musicians of our time. :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2008 at 22:02
R.I.P Rick Wright.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 17:24
I don't mean to sound flippant about this, but it seems like The Floyd is dying in the order of relevance. First Syd, who was out of the band at the beginning of the 70's...now Rick, who was in and out of the band during the late 70's and 80's...if the pattern holds true, Waters will be next, then Mason and Gilmour.

Unless it goes by contributions over the years, in which case it will be Mason, then Gilmour, and finally Waters. I expect this is more likely, as I can't imagine Waters going without having the last word.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 17:47
Yes !! I feel Sad also about Richard, he was such an integral part of Pink Floyd, at least he leaves behind a rich legacy of brilliant Music.
 iv always really loved the real mellow stuff he use to duet on with Dave gilmour on albums like Meddle, Obscured by clouds, More and Atom Heart Mother, all truly outstanding albums...His presence will be missed!!!Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2008 at 21:54
Shine on you Rick.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2008 at 22:50
Wow ,what a shame ,probably the most underrated member of Floyd .You will be missed Richard !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2008 at 04:44
David Gilmour Plays Pink Floyd Tribute To Richard Wright
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2008 at 06:35
Its great they did live 8 and so don't have to have that sour 'no reunion,' topic that mars fans feelings towards older bands.

Also it was nice to see Roger had some very kind words to say.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2008 at 09:54
RIP Mr. Wright. . The industry just lost a great and talented man. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2008 at 20:52
I cried for real, R.I.P. you sane diamond.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2008 at 21:26
Come to think of it ,it's probably the biggest loss to classic prog rock yet !? Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2008 at 15:44
I'm afraid I've been out of the loop. I hadn't heard this news until I logged on to PA today for the first time in probably a couple of months.

I am listening to Dark Side right now in remembrance, sobbing like a schoolgirl.

Thank you Rick for your incredible contribution to one of my favorite bands of all time.

The Great Gig In The Sky will never sound the same again to me.

R.I.P.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2008 at 07:39
I'm playing a club DJ gig on Saturday evening (I play electronica/chillout sets); whilst writing the setlist, I've managed to mix in Great Gig In The Sky mid-set... be interesting to see the reaction this gets...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2008 at 06:07
Well gutted and sad.

Along with Syd at the beginning, it was Rick who made their sound - and he was so unassuming about it too.    Now Pink Floyd can truly never be again - no Rick, no Floyd.

Nice tribute by David Gilmour on Jools Holland show though - playing "Remember a Day" - only the second time live apparently - they did it really well

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2008 at 09:53
Originally posted by PinkPangolin PinkPangolin wrote:

Well gutted and sad.

Along with Syd at the beginning, it was Rick who made their sound - and he was so unassuming about it too.    Now Pink Floyd can truly never be again - no Rick, no Floyd.

Nice tribute by David Gilmour on Jools Holland show though - playing "Remember a Day" - only the second time live apparently - they did it really well

Just play "Summer '68" and float...
 Yes he did. I guess if Gilmour goes on tour again he will visit PF old catalog even more often!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2008 at 04:21
sad news and a great loss for music  lovers all over the world..such a dignified, sensitive and  talented man' s loss will be felt  for years to come. wonder if he ever made peace with roger waters before his early  passing?
this gives me an opportunity to also remember great prog musicians who sadly also departed early,
david byron
pete bardens
mel pritchard
vince crane
RIP
also read in camel website some time ago that andy latimer was critical and had a bone marrow transplant..any news ? hope he recovers fully soon
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