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Richard William "Rick" Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. A multi-instrumentalist, Wright's richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd's sound. Wright frequently sang harmony and occasionally lead vocals on stage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time", "Echoes", "Us and Them", "Wearing the Inside Out", "Astronomy Domine", "Summer '68", "Remember a Day" and "Matilda Mother").

Though not as prolific in songwriting as his band mates Roger Waters, Syd Barrett and David Gilmour, he wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Pink Floyd's Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for The Division Bell and the band's final studio album, The Endless River.




Birth Name

Richard William Wright


Keyboards, vocals, vibraphone, xylophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass guitar, percussion



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Date Born

Wednesday, July 28, 1943

City Born

Hatch End, Middlesex, England

Date Died

Monday, September 15, 2008

City Died

London, England


65 (at time of death)

Born 77 years ago.

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