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  • Richard Wright Passes On

    I know he wasn't a drummer, but dang. Hate to hear that Pink Floyd's keyboard player, Richard Wright, has passed.

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-16947,00.html
    Last edited by Fullback32; 09-18-08, 01:50 PM.
    Hawk snare, toms, and bass; Hart ECII crashes & ride; VH-10 Hihat; Iron Cobra double-bass.
    "I never play the same thing twice...sometimes because I simply can't remember it." - John Paul Jones

  • #2
    So long and thanks, Richard! You're going to be missed...
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    • #3
      I have been a huge Floyd fan for years and watched the Siyd Barret documentary on VH1 the other night...found out yesterday why it was on
      chris :D

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      • #4
        Who else played "Great Gig In the Sky" yesterday? I loved Floyd.
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        • #5
          Rick's passing is particularly poinant for our band at the moment. We do some Floyd live and the band's been a big influence on us. I sing Rick's parts in "Time" for example.

          We're working on the Dark Side of Oz at the moment. The idea is to do the whole bogus "sync up with the Wizard of Oz" bit but play live while the movie rolls. The big theater and theater department in Springfield's asked us to do this next year.

          So, I'm working on some pre-production work for "Us and Them" at the moment. This is a classic Rick tune in so many ways and I'm thinking about him often as I've been working on it.

          Here's an interesting take on this: He was 65. He's closer in age to my parents than me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael Render
            Who else played "Great Gig In the Sky" yesterday? I loved Floyd.
            Surprisingly, I haven't, but now you mention I think I fancy coding to that album today...

            Originally posted by grog View Post
            We're working on the Dark Side of Oz at the moment. The idea is to do the whole bogus "sync up with the Wizard of Oz" bit but play live while the movie rolls. The big theater and theater department in Springfield's asked us to do this next year.
            Sounds fun! I'd go see that that if it it was more local...
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            • #7
              Pink Floyd is my all time favorite group. I am REALLY into them. The Wall being my favorite Album of all time.

              What can I say but WOW...... Very sad days for a lot of us fans.



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              • #8
                He was a great influence on anybody that plays keyboard. RIP Richard Wright.


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                • #9
                  Rick Wright was the reason I got into playing keyboards nearly 25 years ago. Floyd are one of my alltime favourite groups and Rick was one of my biggest influences. 'Great Gig in the Sky' was one of the first songs I learnt to play on piano.

                  This news hit me like a freight train!!

                  Rest in Peace Rick.... I'll see you at the Great Gig in the Sky.


                  I'm doing live engineering for 'Think Floyd' in a couple of weeks and was talking to the bass player a couple of days ago about Rick. The band have decided to make this gig a tribute to Rick and are putting together some visuals to be projected when they play 'Great Gig'.
                  I am setting up a full surround sound PA for this gig and will be recording it too. I am really excited about this and have been looking forward to it since the gig was announced but with Rick's passing, it is going to be a gig of mixed emotions.

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                  • #10
                    So many great and influencial musicians have passed over in the last few years.

                    If I was Going-Out tonight, I would rest easy knowing Id left my mark.

                    How many guys have gone to the maker that have dedicated their lives to music and will never be missed, cause they wer'nt in the right place at the right time.

                    We will never know.

                    Life Sucks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SuperPuss View Post
                      I'm doing live engineering for 'Think Floyd' in a couple of weeks and was talking to the bass player a couple of days ago about Rick. The band have decided to make this gig a tribute to Rick and are putting together some visuals to be projected when they play 'Great Gig'.
                      I am setting up a full surround sound PA for this gig and will be recording it too. I am really excited about this and have been looking forward to it since the gig was announced but with Rick's passing, it is going to be a gig of mixed emotions.
                      Speaking of Pink Floyd and Australia. ii

                      "The Australian Pink Floyd Show" (http://www.aussiefloyd.com) are an awesome tribute band!!!!

                      I have their DVD. They came here to Pittsburgh but I missed it. They are coming again Oct 7 and I intend to be there!

                      The music and production/effects are GREAT and dead on! The vocals are not as great (good but not imitating) but the show makes up for it...... I am a fan.

                      If you love Pink Floyd and have not seen them, you owe it to yourself to check them out!

                      So how is Think Floyd??



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by paladin View Post
                        Speaking of Pink Floyd and Australia. ii

                        "The Australian Pink Floyd Show" (http://www.aussiefloyd.com) are an awesome tribute band!!!!

                        I have their DVD. They came here to Pittsburgh but I missed it. They are coming again Oct 7 and I intend to be there!

                        The music and production/effects are GREAT and dead on! The vocals are not as great (good but not imitating) but the show makes up for it...... I am a fan.

                        If you love Pink Floyd and have not seen them, you owe it to yourself to check them out!
                        I've read and heard great things about the Aussie Floyd Show. Dave Gilmour has even been involved with them to a small degree.
                        I haven't seen them in person but I intend to.
                        So how is Think Floyd??
                        Once again, I have heard great things about Think Floyd. I haven't seen them in person yet but that will change in a couple of weeks when I do the gig with them. They have a MySpace page HERE

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                        • #13
                          Richard, thanks for all the years of doing what you did to make Pink Floyd so damn great. You will be missed.

                          Originally posted by LordLucan View Post
                          Sounds fun! I'd go see that that if it it was more local...
                          Ditto!
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                          • #14
                            Go see Aussie PF. I've seen em twice. They're amazing.

                            One year, the young woman they had doing Great Gig was better than Clarre Torre. Really.

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                            • #15
                              Pink Floyd is one of the bands I know especially by name, and I actually discovered him by a member/ex-member on this forum who plays in a tribute band. Sad to hear he's gone.

                              For the ones interested in the tribute band, it's called The Pink Division (Norwegian band): http://www.pink-division.com/ They have some demos on their website as well.


                              Stijn
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                              Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.

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