Richard Wright (musician)

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Richard Wright, as photographed for the Pink Floyd album Meddle.

Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. He was a full member from the band's founding in 1965, as well as being in its previous incarnation, Sigma 6. He was ousted by Roger Waters during recording of The Wall and was only a paid session musician during The Wall (1980-1981) tour. Ironically, this meant he was the only member of Pink Floyd to make any money from the tour, as the other band members had to cover the losses incurred from their own pockets. He also worked as a session musician on the A Momentary Lapse of Reason album sessions and tour. He was reinstated for the making of The Division Bell (1994) and also played in the subsequent tour in support of that album, which provided the material for the live album/video release P-U-L-S-E.

In June 2005 it was announced that Wright would rejoin Gilmour, Mason and Waters on stage for a four song set at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park.

Solo Albums

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