Richard Wright, RIP

A fond farewell to Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, dead of cancer. Along with Nick Mason, Wright had the unfortunate indignity of being one of the “other guys” in Pink Floyd who wasn’t Roger Waters, David Gilmour, or Syd Barrett. That said, he was a founding member, a fine keyboardist, and composer. Pink Floyd would have been a very different band without him. The elegiac strains of “The Great Gig In The Sky” were written by Wright and remain, in many ways, the definitive Pink Floyd moment.

RIP, and say hi to Syd. I hope he’s doing better now.