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2008-09-19 09:00:25

By Scott Iwasaki Deseret News Another respected musician has left this world. On Monday, Richard Wright, 65, the founding keyboardist for the band Pink Floyd, lost his battle with cancer and went to that "Great Gig in the Sky." He joins another Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett, who died in 2006. Pink Floyd is one of those bands that has stuck with me since I was in elementary school. Back then, here in Salt Lake City, there was a Saturday afternoon TV program called "Science...

2008-09-17 16:51:23

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fall VH1 Classic is bringing its viewers more of their favorite classic artists with all-new exclusive series and specials. The new slate of programming begins on Monday, September 29 as VH1 Classic and rock 'n roll icons Rush celebrate "Rush Hashanah." The network's fall lineup also includes premieres of "VH1 Classic All Time Top 10," and "VH1 Classic One Hit Wonders," as well as never-before-scene documentaries, and past and present videos and...

2008-09-17 00:00:00

Richard Wright, a founder member of legendary band Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 65 after battling against cancer, said his spokesman yesterday. Mr Wright played the keyboards with the band and wrote music on classic albums like Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. His 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...

2008-09-16 21:00:19

Wright played the keyboard with the legendary band and wrote music in classic albums like the Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. His rich keyboard and electronic contributions were a key part of the group's psychedelic sound.The self-taught pianist met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason while at architecture school.He was a founder member of The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965. In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Syd Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant...

2008-09-16 18:00:22

PINK Floyd guitarist David Gilmour last night paid tribute to "musical partner and friend" Richard Wright. Gilmour said the band's keyboardist, who died of cancer yesterday at 65, was "gentle, unassuming and private, but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound. "Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously. I have never played with anyone quite like him," he said....

2008-09-16 07:00:00

Richard Wright, the self-taught pianist and founding member of Pink Floyd whose keyboard playing and compositions were at the heart of the band's classic albums, has died from cancer. The musician, 65, originally considered the leading force in the band before falling out with the singer and bassist Roger Waters, was diagnosed recently and died after a short illness, according to a spokesman. His death came days after David Gilmour, the band's lead guitarist, said that a one-off reunion by...

2008-09-15 18:00:23

Pink Floyd founding member and keyboardist Rick Wright has died of cancer at the age of 65, his family said Monday. "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer," Wright's spokesman told Rolling Stone magazine. "The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time." Wright was one of the rock band's original members, along with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick...

2008-08-29 18:00:28

By MARK JEFFERIES PINK Floyd star David Gilmour has revealed the secret of their success - lack of musical talent. He says the band had to be different because they were not good enough to play blues like other groups of the era. So they became legends after developing their own "spacey, atmospheric" sound by accident. The singer and guitarist, 62, said: "We were never the most proficient musicians. "When the band started, Pink Floyd were unique in that they weren't great blues...

2008-07-29 18:00:35

A MUSIC promoter who brought some of the biggest bands to the region is to have his story turned into a multi-million pound movie. Sunderland's Geoff Docherty booked some of the best-known groups in the 60s and 70s, bringing them to the city to perform at the now- defunct Bay Hotel and The Locarno Ballroom. He managed to convince greats such as Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, The Who, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin to perform in Wear side. Now the hit autobiography A Promoter's Tale is now to...

2008-07-16 06:00:29

By Jason Bracelin It's like Christmas in July, and Santa's here to pour a little sugar (and arsenic) in your ears. With the year half over, it's time to take stock of the best of albums of '08 thus far. Here are my current favorites: The Gutter Twins, "Saturnalia": A mix of bourbon and, well, lots more bourbon, this pairing of the dead-voiced Mark Lanegan and the whiskeyed come-ons of Greg Dulli is like a pox on sobriety. Two of rock's best, most distinctive vocalists hiss and moan...

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