Richard William Wright was an English musician, composer, singer, and songwriter. He was a founding member, keyboardist, and vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, performing on all but one of their albums and playing on all of their tours. Wright grew up in Hatch End, Middlesex and met future Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and Nick Mason while studying architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic. After being joined by frontman and songwriter Syd Barrett, the group found commercial success in 1967. Barrett’s instability led to him being replaced by David Gilmour and Wright taking over songwriting duties with Waters. Initially a straightforward singer/songwriter, Wright later acted as an arranger to Waters and Gilmour’s compositions. He began to contribute less towards the end of the 1970s and left the band after touring The Wall in 1981.
|Birth name:||Richard William Wright|
|Also known as:||Rick Wright|
|Born:||July 28, 1943, Hatch End, Middlesex, England|
|Died:||September 15, 2008, London, England|
|Genres:||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock, electronic, jazz, art rock|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, composer, singer, songwriter|
|Labels:||Capitol, Columbia, EMI, Harvest|
|Associated acts:||Pink Floyd, Zee, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Anthony Moore|
|IMDb:||Richard Wright (musician)’s IMDb|
About Rick Wright
Pink Floyd keyboardist, singer, and song composer who wrote The Great Gig in the Sky.
He was self-trained in guitar, trumpet, and piano.
He sang on Echoes, Matilda Mother, and Time, among other Pink Floyd songs.
He married Juliette Gale in 1964, then Franka Wright in 1984, and then Millie Hobbs in 1996. He had three children: Gala, Ben and Jamie.
He was in Pink Floyd with Nick Mason.
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- Progressive rock keyboardists
- English jazz pianists
- Alumni of the Regent Street Polytechnic
- Progressive rock pianists
- Pink Floyd members
- British expatriates in Greece
- English rock pianists
- Progressive rock organists
- Harvest Records artists
- English multi-instrumentalists
- People educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
- English rock keyboardists
- English expatriates in France
- English pianists
- EMI Records artists
- English organists
- English electronic musicians
- English rock singers
- 20th-century guitarists
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