The rock singer Rick Wright died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Pink Floyd keyboardist, singer, and song composer who wrote The Great Gig in the Sky.
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.
Richard Wright, the keyboardist whose somber, monumental sounds were at the core of Pink Floyd’s art-rock that has sold millions and millions of albums, died Monday in London, where he had lived. He was 65. The cause was cancer, said his publicist, Claire Singers.
We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can’t, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.
The fact that people still know us is, in my opinion, a result of our music and of the big money that runs the music industry today. The people who control the industry are accountants who recycle everything in new, nostalgic packages, and everything else, to make more money.
For me, playing music is like meditating – I just play and don’t really think about what I’m doing, I just let it happen.
We fought during ‘The Wall,’ which was an album Waters wrote, based on his family story, we clashed long before that, during the period of the Dark Side and ‘Wish You Were Here.’ Actually, we never got along.
Sometimes I play something, and I haven’t recorded it, and I don’t know where it came from, why my hands did what they did, what key it was in, anything.