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Gone to The Great Gig in the Sky

Yesterday, 15th September, Richard Wright sadly lost his battle with cancer.

Richard was keyboard player and founder member of Pink Floyd. One of his most notable performances was "Great Gig in the Sky" from Dark Side of the Moon in which his melancholy piano melody provided the perfect foil to Clare Torry's stunning vocal performance. Here's the Band discussing that amazing piece of music:-


Richard has now passed to the Great Gig in the Sky, but his loyal fans will always remember his virtuoso keyboard skills in Pink Floyd classics such as this:-


Richard Wright. An extraordinary talent. R.I.P.

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I was very sad to hear this this morning. At least it seems to have been fairly quick... small comfort but maybe something.
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Re: Gone to The Great Gig in the Sky

I went to one of their first concerts (Royal Albert Hall I think) and remember well the free concerts in Hyde Park in the 70s

I just hope that any tribute will do him justice.
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A tragic loss. Pink Floyd was my first ever concert as a kid when they first did The Wall at Earls Court, I never missed an oppurtunity over the years to see them. Amazing talent all four of them, and Richard Wright was a true gentleman and genuine musical talent.
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Re: Gone to The Great Gig in the Sky

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A tragic loss. Pink Floyd was my first ever concert as a kid when they first did The Wall at Earls Court, I never missed an oppurtunity over the years to see them. Amazing talent all four of them, and Richard Wright was a true gentleman and genuine musical talent.
I was fortunate enough to see them perform DSOTM at Earl's Court before the album was released. The whole audience was just awestruck, completely blown away.

It makes you feel old, when the heroes of your adolescence start to fall...
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Re: Gone to The Great Gig in the Sky

IMHO - An incredible band. I've followed them since Saucerful of Secrets - which was a long long time ago.

I thought that was a good album until I heard DSoTM. Nuff said
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Re: Gone to The Great Gig in the Sky

He was so talented and brought us a fabulous band and fabulous music, which makes his death such a pity.

The music will live on.
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