Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

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Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

Postby Jerry Horne » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:25 am

Very very sad. Any other Floyd fans here?

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Re: Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

Postby Annie » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:41 pm

Oh, wow, Jerry. That is horrible. I hadn't heard. I never did get to see them in concert.
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Re: Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

Postby Jerry Horne » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:04 pm

I was lucky enough to see them live in 1987 or '88 in Seattle. Legendary stuff. Still, to go back in time and see them between 1967 through 1977 would be amazing! What a fantastic band - not silly and not pretentious, they were also not druggies like their space image might seem to dictate. Richard's first solo lp 'Wet Dream' (1978) is really wonderful, the audio equivalent of dozing off after a few glasses of wine on a porch in the south of France.

If you are unfamiliar with Pink Floyd, you could do worse than starting off with the brilliant 'Wish You Were Here' (1975)

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Re: Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

Postby Sam Howzit » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:26 pm

Never saw them either ... though growing up in Columbus, Ohio I had always heard stories of their infamous concerts in Ohio Stadium with giant pigs (and some type of "smoke" cloud rising from the stadium :shock: ).

I'd have to agree that "Wish You Were Here" is a fine first start (love the "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" - one and two). Though it would seem that many folks first foray into Floyd would be either Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall. Perhaps I'm off but I'm thinking those albums had more radio play? I found recently in a grade school journal that "Another Brick in the Wall" was my favorite song in first grade?!?

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Re: Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1943-2008

Postby snikgrif » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:07 am

I have followed them all my life, so was quite shocked to hear of Richard Wright's death. I went to the same secondary school as Nick Mason back in the early 70's, so the Floyd was viewed as the home band at Frensham Heights.
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