Every once in a while, we are reminded that even music legends are humans, and even they have to obey the laws set by mother nature for us. Rick Wright, keyboardist, song writer and founding member of Pink Floyd died at 65, in 15 September.
While it’s very natural that we regret and shall miss him, now is not the time to feel sorry and regret; now is not the time to speak about him. Now is the time to appreciate the man and the artist, feeling happy and grateful for what the amazing self taught pianist left us.
Because there are many amazing bands that release good music, but only few have the very distinct and strong scent of greatness. Pink Floyd is one of those bands. Despite the fact that he wasn’t in the center of attention, Rick Wright played a crucial role in developing the totally unique and amazing sound of the band, also penning tracks such as The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
David Gilmour expressed his regret:
“No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend. In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick’s enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound.” He later adds, “Like Rick, I don’t find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.”
So we leave you not with the regret of the passing, but with the joy of music.