Wednesday, October 29, 2008

R.I.P. Richard Wright

Richard Wright, the founding member of Pink Floyd whose piano and synthesizer work played a critical part in the pioneering British psychedelic rock band's ethereal sound, died after a short battle with cancer, his spokesman said. He was 65.

He co-wrote “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” one of the group's signature songs from "Wish You Were Here," the second of five Floyd albums to reach No. 1. The nine-part epic song is a salute to Barrett, who, after leaving the group, retreated into mental illness, often attributed to his drug use. He died in 2006.

From all 6 of the Bears, Shine on Richard and thank you....

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