September 21, 2008
He was the quiet one – the fellow in the background. Sure, folks debated continually on who was more important to “the Pink Floyd sound” – Syd, Roger, or Dave – but I’ve never heard Rick mentioned. Most aren’t aware that, like George Harrison’s impact on the song-writing of the Beatles, Richard Wright was a cornerstone for the success of Pink Floyd, not only as one of the world’s most creative keyboardists, but also as a writer, having penned – to a large extent – many of the most important songs on my very favorite Pink Floyd albums; ECHOES, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, & WISH YOU WERE HERE.
Wish you were still here, Rick
(Rick wrote most of, and sings the chorus’s of “Time”)
and one of my very favorites of all-time, which Rick co-wrote & co-sings lead on…