This Day In Prog-Rock
Richard Wright, often known as Rick Wright, was an English keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter who was a founding member of Pink Floyd. Though best known for his longtime membership in the legendary progressive rock band, he also released a couple of solo albums. He co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason. performing on all of the group's albums, except for 'The Final Cut'.
Gilmour, in eulogizing the late founding keyboardist back in 2008, admitted as much: “He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound,” Gilmour wrote on his website. “In my view, all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow”.
'Astronomy Domine' (from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967)
'See-Saw' (from a Saucerful of Secrets,1968)
'Us and Them' (from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973)
'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' (from Wish You Were Here, 1975)
'Echoes' (from Meddle, 1971)