Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PINK FLOYD - Live 8 in London, 2005 (R.I.P. Richard Wright)

Any day a member of Pink Floyd dies is not a good day. Keyboardist Richard Wright succumbed to cancer yesterday in England, two years after Syd Barrett's passing. Heavy days indeed...

Here is an FM broadcast of Wright's last performance with Floyd, at the historic 2005 Live 8 reunion, their first gig together in 24 years and, as of yesterday, the final Pink Floyd performance ever.

So thank the gods of rock, and bless the bickering boys, for (carefully) burying the axe and pulling it together one last time and going out on a high note. R.I.P. Rick!

Hyde Park - London, England - July 2, 2005 (FMB)


Anonymous said...

I saw a few days ago where Gilmour said he'd never play in another Pink Floyd reunion. I guess he knew what Richard's situation was (plus Waters was apparently a complete pain to work with).

Waters demanded his firing during "The Wall." Ironically, he was hired as a session player for the following tour and, thus, became the only one to actually make money from the concerts.

Man, one of the original PF guys is gone. What a bummer.

Miss C. Laneous said...

Hey heli0trope,

Thanx for your kind comments.

Thank also for PF tribute post. As much as their stuff is collectible @ the mo', it is gonna shoot thru' the roof now.

PS You might wanna check out my new PF post. ;]

Heli0tr0pe said...

Done, cheers!