Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pink Floyd Co-Founder Passes Away

Pink Floyd Co-Founder Passes Away | Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:52:00 | "Richard Wright, Pink Floyd's co-founder and longtime keyboardist, has died of complications from cancer. He was 65.

In a statement, Wright's spokesman said, "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Age and time catching up with us all. I'd guess that there are more people in the world now who don't realize the significance of Pink Floyd, especially the album "The Dark Side Of The Moon." This is more than just an album. Dark Side is a cultural phenomena. A record smashing tour de force the likes of which will probably never be seen again. Wright's passing was marked by former Floyd mate David Gilmour on his blog saying, "I really don't know what to say other than that he was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man...".

So I say break out your black lights, turn the record player up to max volume and take a ride with the Floyd to the "Dark Side of the Moon." It'd be a nice trip that I'm sure Richard Wright would be happy to see us take.

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