The Great Gig in the Sky

Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright passed away today. He wrote and co-wrote a lot of great songs for the band, and came across as the mellowest band member, especially in light of the ego problems and drama that eventually split them apart.

I threw together a playlist of songs he either wrote or sang on, or contributed heavily to with his playing.

You may have to sign up for a free Rhapsody trial, but I will see about making this downloadable for all in the future.

playlist

This is a clip from Pink Floyd at Pompeii, featuring Rick and David Gilmour singing some terrific harmonies.

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2 Responses to “The Great Gig in the Sky”

  1. Very sad. Kinda the band underdog. Loved his songs on the post-Barrett/pre-Dark Side albums. Probably the most likeable member of the band.

  2. I agree. Listening to that playlist yesterday was kind of heavy. Thanks for leaving the first comment though, you win the grand prize: nuthin’!

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