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Floyd lose founding keyboard wizard Wright

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Floyd lose founding keyboard wizard Wright


Richard Wright, one of the founding members of rock group Pink Floyd, has died from cancer at the age of 65.

Wright who played keyboards, appeared on the group’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside lead guitarist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason.

In the band’s early days, Wright, along with Barrett, was widely seen as the group’s dominant musical force.

Dave Gilmour joined the band at the start of 1968 while Barrett left the group shortly afterwards.

Wright, Mason and Waters continued as Pink Floyd well into the 80’s, making some of their most legendary music.

In July 2005, the band reunited to perform at the “Live 8” charity concert in London – the first time in 25 years they had been onstage together.

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