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Encyclopedia > Richard Wright (musician)
Richard Wright

Background information
Birth name Richard William Wright
Also known as Rick Wright
Born July 28, 1943 (1943-07-28) (age 64)
Hatch End, London, England
Genre(s) Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Trombone, Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Harpsicord, Saxophone, Cello
Years active 1964-present
Label(s) Capitol
Columbia
EMI
Harvest
Associated
acts
Pink Floyd (1965-1981; 1987-present)
Zee (1983-1985)
David Gilmour (2002-present)
The Screaming Abdabs (Sigma 6) (1964-1965)
Notable instrument(s)
Hammond B3
Farfisa Organ
VCS 3
Rhodes piano
Minimoog

Richard William "Rick" Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, he did write significant parts of the music for classic albums like Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd's most recent studio album The Division Bell. Wright’s richly textured keyboard layers have been a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd’s sound. In addition, Wright frequently sang background and occasionally lead vocals onstage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time", "Echoes", and on the Syd Barrett composition "Astronomy Domine"). 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Contents

Biography

Pink Floyd career

Wright was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School and the Regent Street Polytechnic College of Architecture, where he met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. He was a founding member of The Pink Floyd (as they were then called) in 1965, and also participated in its previous incarnations, Sigma 6 and The (Screaming) Abdabs. The Haberdashers Askes Boys School is a British independent school in Elstree, near Borehamwood, in Hertfordshire. ... Marylebone campus The University of Westminster is a British university in London, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL ) to rename itself as a university. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... For the toyline and animation series, see G.I. Joe: Sigma 6. ...


In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright (along with Syd Barrett, the band’s chief songwriter at the time) was seen as the group’s dominant musical force and he wrote and sang several songs of his own during 196768. Examples of his early work include "Remember a Day", "Paintbox" and "It Would Be So Nice". As the sound and the goals of the band evolved, Wright became less interested in songwriting and focused primarily on contributing his distinctive style to extended instrumental compositions such as "Interstellar Overdrive", "A Saucerful of Secrets", "Careful with That Axe, Eugene", "One Of These Days" and to musical themes for film scores (More, Zabriskie Point and Obscured by Clouds). He also made essential contributions to Pink Floyd's long, epic compositions such as "Atom Heart Mother", "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". His most commercially popular compositions are "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them" from 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon. He also contributed significantly to other mid-period Floyd classics like "Breathe" and "Time". Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Interstellar Overdrive is a psychedelic music composition by Pink Floyd, which appears on their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn at almost ten minutes in length. ... A Saucerful of Secrets is a multi-part instrumental by the rock band Pink Floyd from an album of the same name, released in 1968. ... Careful With That Axe, Eugene is a Pink Floyd song. ... Meddle track listing One of These Days (1) A Pillow of Winds (2) One of These Days is the opening track from Pink Floyds 1971 album Meddle. ... Music from the Film More (often referred to simply as More) is Pink Floyds first full-length soundtrack. ... Zabriskie Point is a soundtrack album to the Michelangelo Antonioni film of the same name. ... Obscured by Clouds is a rock album by Pink Floyd based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée. ... Atom Heart Mother is a six-part suite by progressive rock band Pink Floyd, composed by the whole band and Ron Geesin. ... This is about the Pink Floyd song, for the Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss song, see Echoes (1950 song) Echoes is a song by Pink Floyd, including lengthy instrumental passages, sound effects, and rock improvisation. ... Shine On You Crazy Diamond is an epic nine-part Pink Floyd composition with lyrics written by Roger Waters, in tribute to former band member Syd Barrett, and music written by Waters, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour. ... The Great Gig in the Sky is the fourth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... The Dark Side of the Moon Tracks Speak to Me (1:08) Breathe (2:48) On the Run (3:31) Time / Breathe (Reprise) (7:04) The Great Gig in the Sky (4:47) Money (6:23) Us and Them (7:48) Any Colour You Like (3:25) Brain Damage (3... // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans to tour Asia. ... This article is about the album by Pink Floyd. ...


Using songs which included material that was considered unsuitable for Pink Floyd's Animals album,[citation needed], Wright recorded his first solo project, Wet Dream, and released it in September 1978 with little fanfare. However, the album is regarded with some acclaim among Pink Floyd fans. Battling both personal problems and an increasingly rocky relationship with Roger Waters, he was forced to resign from Pink Floyd during The Wall sessions by Roger Waters who threatened to pull the plug on the album's tapes. However, he was retained as a salaried session musician during the subsequent live concerts to promote that album in 1980 and 1981. Ironically, Wright became the only member of Pink Floyd to profit from those hugely spectacular shows, since the net financial loss had to be borne by the three remaining "full-time" members. He was the only member of the band not to attend the 1982 première of the film version of The Wall. In 1983, Pink Floyd released the only album on which Wright does not appear: Waters' swan song The Final Cut. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright released his first solo album entitled Wet Dream in September of 1978 in the UK and US. The album went virtually un-noticed. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated with disco. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... The Wall is a rock opera and concept album by Pink Floyd. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... The Final Cut is a rock album by Pink Floyd recorded at several studios in the UK from July to December 1982. ...


During 1984, Wright formed a new musical duo with Dave Harris (from the band Fashion) called Zee. They signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and released only one album, Identity, which was a commercial and critical flop. Wright rejoined Pink Floyd following Waters' departure. Because of legal and contractual issues from his "hired gun" status during The Wall world tour, Wright's photo was not included in the 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and his name was listed in smaller letters than Mason and Gilmour. By the time of the Momentary Lapse world tour and the 1988 live album The Delicate Sound of Thunder, Wright was contractually a member of Pink Floyd once again. In 1994, he co-wrote five songs and sang lead vocals on one song ("Wearing the Inside Out") for the next Pink Floyd album, The Division Bell. This recording provided material for the double live album and video release P*U*L*S*E in 1995. Wright, like Nick Mason, has performed on every Pink Floyd tour. See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Fashion were a 1980s British band consisting of De Harriss, Luke James,Alan Darby, Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis. ... Zee was formed in 1983, with Richard Wright and Dave Harris. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived partnership consisting of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... Alternate cover US remaster cover A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyds 1987 album, the bands first release after the official departure of Roger Waters from the band in 1985. ... Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour era of the band. ... Wearing the Inside Out is a song from Pink Floyds 1994 album, The Division Bell. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... P·U·L·S·E (also referred to as Pulse) is a live double CD by Pink Floyd, released in 1995. ...


Modern days

In 1996, inspired by his successful input into The Division Bell, Wright released his second solo album, Broken China, including contributions from Sinéad O'Connor on vocals, Pino Palladino on bass, Manu Katché on drums, Dominic Miller (known from his guitar work with Sting) and Tim Renwick, another Pink Floyd associate, on electric guitar. Broken China was considered as a more focused and artistically successful work than Wet Dream and marked a new phase in Rick Wright's modus operandi, with extensive use of computer-based recording and production techniques, assisted by Anthony Moore with whom he co-wrote the album's lyrics. Broken China is a solo album by Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ... Pino Palladino (born on October 17, 1957 in Cardiff, Wales, UK) is a noted rock and rhythm and blues electric bass player of Italian ancestry, related to the famous Angelo Palladino, from The Palladinos. ... Manu Katché. Manu Katché is a French musician, born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés on October 27th 1957. ... Dominic Miller is an Argentine-English guitarist. ... This article is about the musician. ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Broken China is a solo album by Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright. ... A nocturnal emission is an ejaculation of semen experienced by males during sleep. ... Anthony Moore (also known as Anthony More a) (born 1948) is a British experimental music composer, performer and producer. ...


On July 2, 2005, Wright, Gilmour, Mason were joined by Waters on stage for the first time since the Wall concerts for a short set at the Live 8 concert in London. Wright underwent eye surgery for cataracts in November 2005, preventing him from attending Pink Floyd's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Roger Waters, who was also unable to attend the band's induction due to rehearsals for the opening of his opera Ça Ira in Rome, appeared in video link and stated, tongue-in-cheek: The main Live 8 concert was held at Hyde Park, London, England on 2 July 2005, in front of over 200,000 people. ... Cataract is also used to mean a waterfall or where the flow of a river changes dramatically. ... The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ... Ça Ira (French for Itll do and Everything will be okay, translated here as There is Hope) is an opera in three acts by Roger Waters to a French libretto by Étienne Roda-Gil and his wife Nadine, based on the historical subject of the French Revolution. ...

Rick actually hasn't had an eye operation, he and I have eloped to Rome and we're living happily in a small apartment off the Via Venuti!

Wright contributed keyboards and background vocals to David Gilmour's most recent solo album, On An Island, and performed with Gilmour's touring band for over two dozen shows in Europe and North America in 2006 . On stage with Gilmour he performed piano, electric piano and synth leads with his Kurzweil K2600 workstation, Hammond organ and even his long-inactive Farfisa organ, which was resurrected especially for performing "Echoes" and a couple of Pink Floyd's and Syd Barrett's older numbers that Gilmour chose to revisit in his recent concerts. He also provided backing vocals and lead vocals (notably on "Echoes", "Time", "Comfortably Numb", "Wearing the Inside Out" and "Arnold Layne" - the latter released as a live single). He declined an offer to join Roger Waters and Nick Mason on Waters' The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour [citation needed] in order to spend more time working on an upcoming solo project (which may be an instrumental album released in 2007). On an Island is the third solo album by David Gilmour, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Pink Floyd. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Farfisa is a brand name for a series of electronic organs and later multitimbral keyboards, made in Ancona in the Marche region of Italy. ... The Wall Disc Two track listing Comfortably Numb is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, which was released on the 1979 double album The Wall. ... Arnold Layne was the first single released by British Psychedelic rock group Pink Floyd, shortly after landing a recording contract with EMI. The song was written by Syd Barrett, Pink Floyds co-founder and original front man. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... After hinting that he was interested in performing The Dark Side of the Moon live again after the Live 8 performance with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is staging a worldwide tour performing the album in its entirety, beginning at the Rock In Rio festival on 2 June 2006. ...


On July 4, 2006, Wright joined Gilmour and Mason for the official screening of the P*U*L*S*E DVD. Inevitably, Live 8 surfaced as a subject in an interview. When asked about performing again, Wright replied he would be happy on stage anywhere. He explained that his plan is to "meander" along and said about playing live: is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... P·U·L·S·E (also referred to as Pulse) is a live double CD by Pink Floyd, released in 1995. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ...

...and whenever Dave wants me to play with him, I’m really happy to play with him. And [to Gilmour] you’ll play with me, right?

However, Wright has stated that he has no desire to perform with Roger Waters as Pink Floyd again, stating that the Live 8 concert was nice as a "one off."


Wright has the lowest profile of any member of a band known for their lack of individual attention seeking. Unlike the three other surviving band members who have emerged as public figures, Wright rarely speaks in public. Oddly enough, Wright was very rarely seen in the live footage from the Live 8 reunion performance, with a few exceptions he was only shown in wide shots. Some have suggested that the director of the broadcast did not know which musician was the fourth member of Pink Floyd until the very end when they got together for a group shot.


Personal

Wright has been married to his third wife Millie (to whom he dedicated his second solo album Broken China) since 1996 and they have one child named Ben. He married his first wife Juliette Gale in 1964 and they divorced in 1982 after two children. He married his second wife Franka in 1984 and they divorced in 1994.


Influence

Wright's style fuses jazz and neoclassical influences that complemented the simple harmonic structures of the more blues and folk-based songs written by Roger Waters and David Gilmour. As a keyboardist, he is more interested in complementing each piece with organ or synthesizer layers and tasteful piano or electric piano passages. Unlike his contemporaries Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks or Keith Emerson, only occasionally did he opt for solo playing, notably in "Atom Heart Mother", "Echoes", "Any Colour You Like", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Parts 1-5 and 6-9, "Welcome to the Machine", "Dogs", "Run Like Hell" and "Keep Talking". Another notable solo is the first solo in Syd Barrett's song "Love Song". Wright is known for his ghostly atmospheric textures such as the Leslie piano arpeggios at the beginning of "Echoes", the echoed Farfisa Organ in the live versions of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", the distinctive Minimoog solos in "Any Colour You Like" and, more famously, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and the jazzy electric piano passages in "Money", "Time" and "Sheep". In "A Saucerful of Secrets" and "Sysyphus" he experimented with 'treated piano'. "Sysyphus" also made extensive use of Mellotron sounds, something of a rarity in the Pink Floyd canon. Wright also used Indian modal scales in "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and "Matilda Mother". Although he is not often mentioned among the 'synthesizer greats', it is widely acknowledged that Wright’s inventive use of keyboards and synthesizers with Pink Floyd has been pioneering. For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For the subgenre of darkwave, see Neoclassical (Dark Wave). ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Folk song redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944 in Todmorden, Yorkshire) is a British keyboard player and composer. ... Any Colour You Like is the eighth track[1] from English progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... Welcome to the Machine is the second song on Pink Floyds 1975 album Wish You Were Here. ... Dogs is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... The Wall track listing In the Flesh (Track 8) Run Like Hell (Track 9) Waiting for the Worms (Track 10) Run Like Hell is a song on the Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... Keep Talking is a song from Pink Floyds 1994 album, The Division Bell. ... Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun is a song by British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd, and is featured on their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets (1968). ... The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by David van Koevering and Robert Moog. ... Alternate cover Cover of the singles 2003 re-issue (which coincided with the release of the albums 30th anniversary SACD re-issue) The Dark Side of the Moon Tracks Speak to Me (1:08) Breathe (2:48) On the Run (3:31) Time / Breathe (Reprise) (7:04) The... Time is the fourth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, and the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band. ... Sheep is a song by the English band Pink Floyd. ... Sysyphus is a four part suite written by progressive rock band Pink Floyds keyboardist Rick Wright. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s. ... This article is about modes as used in music. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Matilda Mother is a song by British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd, and is featured on their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). ...


Equipment

In the early days of the band, Wright dabbled with brass before settling on the Farfisa organ as his main instrument onstage (in addition to piano and Hammond Organ in the studio). For a brief period in 1969, Wright played vibraphone on several of the band's songs and in some live shows, and he even played trombone on "Biding My Time" (also dating from this experimental period). During the formative years of Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, Wright relied heavily on his Farfisa organ, fed through a platter echo device called Binson Echorec to achieve distinctive sounds that helped the band gain their "psychedelic rock" edge. He started using a Hammond organ regularly onstage thereafter, and a grand piano later became part of his usual live concert setup when "Echoes" was added to Pink Floyd's regular set-list. For tours in the 1970s centering around The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, the Farfisa was dropped (although it was brought back when Wright toured with David Gilmour on his On An Island tour), and an array of other instruments were added to the lineup, such as: Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos, VCS 3, Minimoog, ARP Solina, ARP Quadra and Prophet 5 synthesizers. Since 1987 Wright has favoured Kurzweil digital synthesizers for reproducing his analogue synthesizer sounds, even though he still uses his favourite Hammond C-3 organ, although the one that he used with Pink Floyd at Live 8 and with David Gilmour is a "chopped" version (being stripped down of unnecessary weight and put into a more compact casing). A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as a player blows into a tubular resonator. ... Farfisa is a brand name for a series of electronic organs and later multitimbral keyboards, made in Ancona in the Marche region of Italy. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... A typical vibraphone. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Delay is an audio effect which records an input signal to an audio storage medium, and then plays it back after a period of time[1]. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... A grand piano from Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English musician best known as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Pink Floyd. ... A Rhodes piano is a musical instrument. ... The Wurlitzer electric piano was one of a series of electromechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Corinth, Mississippi, U.S. and North Tonawanda, NY. Interestingly, the Wurlitzer company itself never called the instrument an electric piano, inventing instead the phrase Electronic Piano and using this... The Pianet was a series of electric pianos built by the Hohner company of Trossingen, West Germany from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument whose popularity started in the late 1960s, was at its greatest during the 1970s and still is big today. ... The VCS 3 (an acronym for Voltage Controlled Studio with 3 oscillators) is a portable analog synthesiser with a flexible semi-modular voice architecture, initially made in 1969 by Peter Zinovieffs EMS company. ... The term Moog(pronounced // as in moan) synthesizer can refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for analog and digital music synthesisers. ... ARP Instruments, Inc. ... ARP Instruments, Inc. ... The Prophet 5 was an analog synthesizer manufactured by Sequential Circuits in San Jose, California between 1978 and 1984. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... Kurzweil Music Systems is a company that produces electronic musical instruments for professionals and home users. ... Hammond is a family name, a place name, and a type of organ. ...


Discography

For his work with Pink Floyd, see Pink Floyd discography between 1965 to 1980, and between 1987 to 1995 This page lists Pink Floyd albums and singles, both official and unofficial, as well as various awards. ...


Solo albums

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Zee albums

Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived partnership consisting of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

With David Gilmour

David Gilmour in Concert is a DVD of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd in concert at the Royal Festival Hall at Robert Wyatts Meltdown Concerts in London in June of 2001 with additional footage from January, 2002. ... On an Island is the third solo album by David Gilmour, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Pink Floyd. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Remember That Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a live concert recording of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmours solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2006 as part of his On an Island tour. ...

With Syd Barrett

The Madcap Laughs was Syd Barretts first solo album after being replaced in Pink Floyd by his old school friend David Gilmour. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barrett was the second and final studio album of new material released by former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Unofficial Richard Wright Page
  • Rick Wright on All Pink Floyd Fan Network - Discography, interviews, articles, discussion forums, etc.
  • Spare Bricks The Pink Floyd Webzine - Rick Wright Issue, "Show me where the 'keys' are kept", The many instruments of Rick Wright
  • Neptune Pink Floyd
  • Brain Damage, news about Pink Floyd - news, itineraries, pictures and concert dates.

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Books | The Island affair (3000 words)
Ellen Wright did not say so outright, but I left with the impression that the presence in Island of Hallucination of a character based on one member of the Café Tournon circle in particular, an African-American writer and journalist called Richard Gibson, was largely behind her decision to withhold the novel.
Wright's stories were translated by the mischievous writer and musician Boris Vian, and Native Son formed the basis of a scandalous policier, I Will Spit on Your Graves, written by Vian under the guise of being a fl American.
Wright had always been a writer with a preference for the broad brush, but his early books emerged from a conviction that he was in possession of an original subject matter: the fiery passage of the "fl boy", striving to become a man in a society bent on suppressing his masculinity.
Richard Wright (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1122 words)
Richard William "Rick" Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End Pinner, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and keyboard player best known for his long career with Pink Floyd.
Wright's compositions are in sharp contrast to the simple harmonic structures of the more blues and folk-based songs of Roger Waters and David Gilmour.
In the early days of the band, Wright dabbled with brass and string instruments before settling on the Farfisa organ as his main instrument onstage (in addition to piano and Hammond Organ in the studio).
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